10 futuristic innovations that came to real-life from science fiction
Nowadays, only imagination limits the possibilities of filmmakers. With modern CGI, they literally can make everything look real and cool. Since films’ scientific genre has become popular, scientists started paying attention to futuristic devices and inventions that appear on a screen. One can say that many scientists even take inspiration from movies. We want to show you what real tools were made under inspiration from movies and TV shows.
“Back to the future” has demonstrated to humanity so many devices that people still dream of. One of them is a hoverboard. The gadget that allows users to fly. Inventors around the globe have worked for years to build it. Now we can only wait for it to become available for regular people.
Could you imagine that not that long ago, people had thought that digital boards look unreal and futuristic? Now we all can see those digital billboards in almost each big cities around the globe. One of the most famous places like that is, of course, Time Square in New-York. The well known “Blade Runner” was the first to show this device.
It sounds like a dream. People may relax and enjoy the ride in the backseat of their car. Tesla is making everything right now to make a dream come true. Though, Elon Musk is not the one who came up with this idea. Self-driving cars are frequent guests of sci-fi movies. For example, “I, Robot” is a great film promoting cars with AI-intelligence.
One of the most inspirational franchises of all time is definitely Star Trek. The first episode of this revolutionary show appeared on TV in 1966. From the very beginning, it started shocking people with devices shown on a screen. The invention that came out of Star Trek was the 3D printer. It helped the team to fix a ship, cook food, make dishes, weapons, etc. Nowadays, with the device, people learned how to build human organs, parts for every machine, and other useful things.
Another invention that has all chances to shock people from the past Is the submarine. Nowadays, with its help scientists go deep down to explore the sea bottom. That device already will not surprise anyone. Though, for Jules Verne, it was a dream. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea proves that even before inventing submarine, people had dreamt about going deep down. Captain Nemo and his crew inspired scientists to build a real submarine.
The Fifth Element is still the favorite movie of many people that watch it every year. It is more than a film; it reminds how cool films were even without any CGI in it. If filmmakers are talented – nothing can stop them. Flying taxi cars in the center of the city look as creepy as it sounds. But do not forget that people from the past also did not believe that submarines could be invented in real life. Japan already works on prototypes. We hope we will not wait long to see it on the streets.
What a spy movie without smartwatches? It shows time, has a calendar, shows notifications from your phone, track weather, your pulse, and has many other cool features. Spy Kids and Dick Tracy made parents of many kids hear: “Where we can buy it? I want it. Please.” And that’s what happens every day since modern smartwatches appeared on the market.
The device is not perfect for now but has much potential in the future. It helps to immerse in a VR game or any 3D film. You see the same way as a character does. Consumers will give any money, at least to try it. After Ready Player One and Hackers were released, VR technology didn’t seem that unreal. A modern technologist can make everything with enough money and inspiration.
Spy films and many sci-fi movies are full of devices like that. Heroes can control any object with its help. Just use the right gesture to activate or control a computer. Minority Report and Star Trek demonstrated how cool it could be if we had it in real life. So we do now! Do you not believe it? Almost all smartphones have gesture control. Just try it.
Hand-Held Diagnostic Device
Star Trek has been an inspiration not only for a 3D printer. Another gadget that makes our life more comfortable is a hand-held diagnostic device. How many inventors did come up with ideas only from watching Star Trek? For now, engineers have created a tool that can track a person’s temperature without even touching. Still, it has to be developed in the nearest future.