If not for their watchable factor, science fiction movies always enthrall us with their futuristic gadgets and technology. If you look back to science fictions movies in those days, a lot of ideas and inventions actually exist today. This makes us wonder whether the inventions we see in many sci-fi movies today could become a reality tomorrow. Check out 10 such sci-fi gadgets that have already become a reality or are about to become in the next few years.
The Invisibility Cloak
The Harry Potter movie franchise brought into the limelight the invisibility cloak, a piece of clothing that would make you disappear when you cover yourself with it. Scientists have been toying with the idea ever since and are on the verge of creating such a garment that can actually make you disappear by bending the light through lenses fitted on the clothing, literally making you invisible.
The idea of flying cars became popular with the Jetsons. Movies like the Fifth Element also generated enough interest in the concept of a flying car for some companies to actually come out with a few inventions. So if we have Google coming out with the driverless cars, we have companies like Terrafugia launching the TF-X, a car andaircraft combined, that can fly on air as well as travel on road with ease.
You will need one of these if you stay near a coast whose waters are infested with sharks. Remember how Batman used shark repellent to ward off his attacker in the 1966 movie? Scientists believe that a new product they created can make use of magnetism to confuse the shark’s sensors (or disturb them probably) and chase them off successfully.
Dog Speech Device
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Thanks to the Simpsons show, everyone came to know about the ‘bark-to-speech’ helmet worn by Santa’s helper. Scientists have been working fervently ever since to help your best pal to speak. Advancement in this field has resulted in the ‘No More Woof’, a headgear for your dog which can tell you what your pooch is feeling at a particular moment. However, it’s creators are yet to form complete sentences with your dog’s thoughts.
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In 1869, a movie called 20000 Leagues Under the Sea portrayed what could become the world’s first ever submarine later on. The writer’s prediction of devices that could travel underwater came true eons later with the modern day submarines we are so familiar with today.
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Find a mosquito following you incessantly? Beware, it may be a drone. Scientists have developed a miniature sized flying robotic drone which looks like a mosquito from a distance. This drone can not only follow you around wherever you go, but can also snap pictures of you and even inject you with something deadly. Creepy but true!
Holograms were made famous through several works of science fiction. While it was considered a farfetched idea back then, today we are so close to having actual holograms being projected in front of us. Better yet, we can speak and interact with these holograms as well.
Remember those old Hollywood movies which showcased gadgets or machines called replicators that could make copies of physical objects. Fast forward many years and we now have a working replicator in our hands. And we like to call it the 3D printer.
Scary but true! The memory erasers we have come to see in many movies, including the neuralyzer from the movie ‘Men In Black’ can very soon become a reality. Scientists in New York are running tests on a drug that has the ability to block an enzyme that aids the brain in memory retention.
Remember those speed bikes that raced through air in Star Wars? Well you could find yourself racing a hoverbike pretty soon as well. Aerofex has revealed that it will launch its flagship hoverbike in 2017 for $85000. Got the money? Book one now!
Over the years, a lot of sci-fi movies have brought into the light several sci-fi gadgets that have actually become reality or are all set to do so in the coming years. These gadgets are a clear indication of the futuristic world we are about to step into in the coming years.