A French court has ruled that Luc Besson's 2012 film Lockout, starring Guy Pierce, was plagiarised from John Carpenter's 1981 film, Escape From New York. As a result, Besson will have to pay Carpenter almost a half-million dollars.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.