Moviesā€”no matter how groundbreaking or vision changing or future definingā€”are trapped under the limitations of the technology of their time. Which often means that a movieā€™s imagination of the future is handcuffed with those same limitations. Their vision of the future may be correct but the technology used to execute that idea is often hilariously outdated.

Watch Mojo cooked up 10 movies that utilize those hilariously outdated versions of futuristic technology in the video below. The list includes some of my favorite movies of all time! But you have to admit that some of these ā€˜futuristicā€™ technologies are from a future youā€™d want no part of.

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  1. Alienā€™s MU-TH-UR 6000
  2. Back to the Future IIā€™s Fax Machine
  3. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hopeā€™s Death Star Plans
  4. Strange Dayā€™s SQUID
  5. Death Race 2000ā€™s Large Backpack Camera Unit
  6. Escape from New Yorkā€™s Wire Frame Map
  7. Total Recallā€™s Robot Driven Taxis
  8. Barbarellaā€™s Portable Brain Wave Detector
  9. Blade Runnersā€™ Public Video Phone
  10. Star Trek: Nemesisā€™ Argo Buggy

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