From new-age technological thrillers that border on social commentary to sci-fi classics that now put our lack of flying cars to shame.
Despite the natural contradiction between science and fiction, there is some legitimate hypothesizing behind the predictive nature of the genre. Star Trek’s “communicator” sure does look a lot like an early cell phone. And don’t even get us started on the hell fury that Black Mirror has predicted. (Sure, we haven’t yet invented the Jetsons’ food-o-matic machine yet, but who says you can’t put some gelatin into a 3-D printer, add a little food dye, and call it a meal?)
In many ways, the habit of the writer to “play God” in fiction has become an incidental trend for scientists and technological entrepreneurs throughout our rapidly-advancing history. Luckily, the writers seem to be a step or two ahead, so we have quite the playbook to reference. From new-age technological thrillers that border on social commentary to sci-fi classics that now put our lack of flying cars to shame, here are the best sci-fi shows to watch on Netflix.