2001 voted 'most realistic vision of future'
Scientists from leading universities including Oxford, St Andrews and King's College London, were asked by Sky Movies for their opinion on which sci-fi films contain storylines that could become a reality
"2001 raised science fiction cinema to a new level. The unfolding four-million-year filmic story brilliantly portrays Arthur C Clarke's disturbing man-machine encounter with HAL; a computer turned murderer," said professor Mark Brake from the University of Glamorgan.
"This unsettling scenario is not something we would ever want to imagine happening in reality, but it is not beyond the realms of possibility that artificial intelligence could turn on its creators."
Disconcertingly, Ridley Scott's classic dystopian vision of the future Blade Runner also featured prominently, with the scientists claiming its genetic engineered 'replicants' could eventually come to exist in some form.
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