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6 Future Fails of the 1990s

By Ryan Britt Aug 13, 2014

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Though popular science fiction and fantasy will always have a hard time getting over the 80s (Tron, most of the Star Wars movies, all the good Star Trek ones, E.T.), the 90s left an even stranger mark on our shared futurist consciousness. And like most decades of imagination, there were a lot of things that missed the mark. Here are six less-than-prescient future fails from pop sci-fi of the 90s.

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Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt is the author of Luke Skywalker Can't Read and Other Geeky Truths , forthcoming from Plume Books in Fall of 2015. His writing has appeared with The New York Times, The Awl, VICE, The MindHut, Electric Literature, Tor.com, and elsewhere. He's taught for The Gotham Writers' Workshop and the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop and lives in New York City.

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