Whether it's Brave New World, 1984, or The Hunger Games, dystopian fiction serves as a common touchpoint to talk about our fears. But what happens when companies knowingly embrace the dark side of futurism and start naming products after the things we were supposed to find scary?
Here's a list of just a few products and companies that first captured the public imagination through books, movies, songs, and TV shows. They were products originally created to instill fear in the reader or viewer. But they're no longer fiction.