Set in a dystopian future, The Hunger Games contrasts the lives of poor District residents with those of the cutting-edge Capitol citizens. Despite cataclysmic natural disasters and human-made war, the astounding technological innovations of Panem appear throughout the series in the form of hovercrafts and miracle medicine. 2012 does not have invisible Earth-based spaceships and sci-fi force fields, but the future may not be as far off as we'd think. Check out how the "not real" technology of The Hunger Games stacks up to the real world of today.
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