So what has Science Fiction predicted for us in 2010?
2010: It's the year we make contact! And turn Jupiter into a second sun! Handy for, you know, global warming and stuff.
District 9: Let's all let a cheer for that alien saucer finally leaving. Been a long, hard 18 years.
Doctor Who: A double-decker bus disappears and reappears next Easter, but I don't think we'll notice. Our collective facelift next Christmas, however, is gonna be DISTURBING.
Knight Rider 2010: I've been holding out on getting a driver's permit for this very year, when I can just download my consciousness into a sports car. That's what science has been leading up to all this time.
The Simpsons: Lisa gets married. How old is she, currently? Oh, that's gonna be all kinds of wrong.
Stand on Zanzibar (John Brunner): The only book I've read that takes place in 2010 predicts unmanageable over-population, media oversaturation, eugenics laws, rampant drug use and big ass world paranoia. I think we have ourselves a winner! DING! DING! DING!