Source: The Future of the Week comes from the mediocre ’90s sci-fi disaster film Independence Day. The film was released July 2, 1996 and depicts the events of July 2nd through 4th 1996, therefore counting as a prediction of the future.
Premise: July 2, 1996 dawns, and strange alien craft appear over Earth’s major cities. Once the aliens have settled into position, they launch a simultaneous world-wide attack, devastating much of the human population of Earth. A number of stragglers in the United States manage to stay alive and come together to save the world. Will Smith punches an alien in the face, Jeff Goldblum defeats the aliens using a computer virus he creates on his Mac, and Bill Pullman inspires the planet with a speech based on American flag-waving.
Utopia or Dystopia: Brent Spiner’s description to the President of the United States of his excitement over the many discoveries he’s been able to make with regards to the aliens due to their invasion of Earth mirrors my own excitement over the possibility of Earth being destroyed. This is a utopia.
Prescience: Having personally lived through 1996, I can assure you that these events did not occur. In the event of any actual alien invasion, Will Smith will be powerless to resist.