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The Fifth Element Is Starting to Come True

Illustration for article titled emThe Fifth Element/em Is Starting to Come True

Earlier this week, we learned that Apple's Touch ID could be used in third party apps with iOS 8, paving the way to make your fingerprint a universal password. On a seemingly unrelated note, we also discovered a concept cigarette designed to help you quit smoking. And suddenly, it seemed apparent. We're living in The Fifth Element.


Okay, okay, so we still have a long ways to go. But as the iPhone becomes its own sort of Multipass, and those funny lopsided cigarettes Bruce Willis smokes in the movie become a real design, it's interesting to see how Luc Besson's legendary sci-fi movie was more prescient than we would've guessed in the 1990s. Of course, we still don't have flying cars, and there's no evidence of an all-powerful alien weapon against evil in the form of a very beautiful orange-haired girl with a cute accent. We do have a good excuse to rewatch that fantastic movie, though. And it's streaming on Netflix right now.

If you don't have Netflix, you might try watching here.

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Clint Torrez

Am I the only one who thinks that movie is embarrassingly bad?