Top 10 Times TV Shows Predicted the Future
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From President Trump to the Moon landing and Google Glass, these are the eerie times television let us know what was going to happen in the future. Across shows like Star Trek, The Simpsons and Family Guy, you’ll be surprised how accurately some of these moments in TV, mostly played for laughs, were bang on accurate. Welcome to WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the top 10 times TV shows let us know what was going to happen in the future.

List Rank and Entries
#10. Google Glass
#9. Super Bowl XXX
#8. The 7/Bombings
#7. O.J. Simpson’s “If I Did It”
#6. Edward Snowden
#5. The Moon Landing
#4. The Boston Marathon
#3, #2 & #1: ?

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  1. Some of these feel like they were either planned out or ideas that were made after seeing the formentioned list

  2. oh shh people design things from scifi shows not the other way around, look at clam shells the designer of the 1st one even said star trek was his inspiration. Not a prediction, its creating something we saw on TV that looked cool. Even if it was a bad idea.

  3. I’m going to have to disagree with your #10 choice. How do you know that some nerd at Google didn’t get the idea for Google Glass by watching Star Trek? It’s not a prediction, but merely an inspiration.

  4. Did u ever stop to consider instead of the TV shows predicting the future, people actually got the ideas from the TV shows.

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