The science fiction film Soylent Green came out in 1973. The movie was set in the year 2022, which at the time seemed like it was far into the future. It showed a world gone out of control, where pollution, overpopulation, and growing inequality led to scarcity, where the underprivileged majority scrambled for basic resources, including artificial food. Hey, the movie predicted that the world population would hit seven billion by then!
So now that we've reached 2022, have any of the film's predictions come true? Or maybe we should say, have all the film's predictions come true? No, not all, but way more than you can recall. Den of Geek gives us a film synopsis and digs into how accurate Soylent Green was in visualizing our world today.