No one tries harder than television and filmmakers to divine the future. Over the years, Hollywood has conjured up vehicles that fly, drive themselves, climb walls, and which can think for themselves. These, according to Hollywood of the past, are just a few of the automotive innovations that would populate our future. Fanciful? Perhaps. But while Tinsel Town's goal is always to entertain, rather than accurately predict the future, sometimes the filmmakers get it right. Unbridled creative freedom allows Hollywood to conjure up futures that sometimes even influence our present. But, as Benjamin Shahrabani writes, not every film hits the bulls-eye.