The 25 Dumbest Predictions Movies Made About the Future

20. Soylent Green (1973)

Set In Year: 2022
Prediction(s): Cannibalism solves the overpopulation problem.

If this futuristic drama—which again stars Charlton Heston—gets it right, in less than a decade we'll see the population of New York City grow by 500 percent, resulting in a lack of food and overabundance of people. But (spoiler alert!) Corporate America, as always, has got a solution: euthanize the elderly and serve them up to the hungry. In a processed form, of course, so that the masses have no idea what they're consuming. Horse meat? Sure. Human meat? Unlikely.

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