Fact Check: Did Soylent Green Get It Right?

Charlton Heston in 1973’s Soylent Green. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Cannibal culture still hasn’t quite replaced cancel culture.

In 1973, “Soylent Green” envisioned the world in 2022. It got a lot right.
The Washington Post, January 9, 2022

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the last few decades, sci-fi apocalyptists and political opportunists hit on the general rule that when you speak of the true disaster, the moment when the Spam will really hit the can, you always peg it at about ten years in the future. Forecasting calamity is like owning a bar that posts a “free beer tomorrow” sign. Because math is hard, people will usually forget the specific year in which you are offering the grim tidings. (It’s now been 16 years

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