We took a look at some of the biggest promises science fiction has made and compared them to our actual reality. As it turns out, a lot of sci-fi predictions were fairly on the nose -- but they didn't think through the full repercussions of the super-shiny tech they were teasing us with.

So, while we do have a lot of the stuff sci-fi teased us with, it's more of a monkey's paw type of situation. For example:

'9Os Sci-Fi movies promised us worlds of untold horror awaiting us in virtual reality... But none of them prepared us for our actual reality: parents

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