As seen in: Blade Runner (1982)

Not only are there several interesting inventions in Blade Runner that came to be, the film also predicted how we would use technology. The replicants are replaced every four years. They are disposable, as is much of the technology in the world of Blade Runner. Like the residents of dystopian Los Angeles, the obsolescence of technology has conditioned us to toss appliances almost as often as we buy new clothes. While previous generations held on to washers and rotary phones for years, we have developed a culture of pushing the reset button when our devices are no longer the newest and shiniest. These days, we're hard pressed to name an appliance we've held on to for more than five years. Even furniture items that used to be handed down for generations have been replaced by disposable IKEA products.

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