15 Cool Sci-Fi Technologies We've Already Blown Right Past

We all remember seeing the lightsaber for the first time, wetting our pants in excitement, and wishing hard we'd get one for our next birthday. Except when that birthday came around, all we got was a crappy plastic version that we had to make our own sounds to.

But it turns out that this isn't the case for every sci-fi innovation we wished we could own. No, at some point reality overtook fiction and began making way cooler gadgets than apparently any filmmaker could conceive. We asked our readers to show us some, and gave cash for the best finds ...

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Entry by Danzy

In 1997's Men In Black, Agent K shows Jay a miniature compact disk saying, 'It's gonna replace CDs soon. Digital In 1998, only a year later, the MOD

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Scientists have developed cars that communicate with each other in order to avoid accidents. Uhlike the Gadgetmobile which actually intreases the risk

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Entry by Eraser

ReNalk Robotics ln the X-Meo movies, Professor x relies on a sleek wheelchair to get around as he's unable to walk due to a spinal cord injury. A ReWa

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Entry by T. S. Obiech

MOLITION MAN John Spartan watches a surveillance video file that is stored on an array of optical discs... IN THE FUTURISTIC YEAR OF 2032! Why the f

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Entry by ironical

15 Cool Sci-Fi Technologies We've Already Blown Right Past

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Entry by Comunacho

Adamantium is a nearly indestructible metal alloy, So expensive and rare it can only be used in very few top secret military weapons. Modumetallis an

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Entry by Biclops

JOHNNY MNEMONIC T6 WASTAD I nsed a Sino- s logic 16. $ogo-7 data glove'. a GPL stealth module. one Burdline intelligent translator. and Thompron eyep

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Entry by John E.

MANY FILMS SHOW OFF TECHNOLOGY WHERE THE USER CONTROLS INTERFACES BY GESTURING WITH THEIR HANDS AND ARMS. Today, technology already exists where we ca

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Entry by RDbigcomeon

Blade Runner, set in CRACKED C COM 2019: Stationary Payphones are needed for videophoning Demolition Man, set in VIP-PHON 2032: Stationary Terminal to

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Entry by MJPatrick

ENA RED DUARF'S DAUE HAD A PROSTHETIC ARM THAT COULD (ALMOST) GRAB A BALL THE CURRENT MODEL CAN LIFT AN EGG WITHOUT BREAHING IT.

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Entry by aaronbroyles

Data is quoted to be capable of performing up to sixty trillion operations per second. (60 teraflops) However China's Tianhe-2 HI has accomplished 33.

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Entry by Comunacho

In Total Recall, 2084's Mars has an automated public transport system Since 2011 Masdar, Abu Dhabi, has an automated public transport system With no c

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Minority Report's sonic shotgun can incapacitate someone with ultrasound at close range. The military grade Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) can do

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Entry by Chelsea Burns

K-9 Mark 1977 This little guy was Dr. Who's scout. He rolled around and said affirmative a lot. Pros: Scouts danger Hq Plays chess Cons: Can't run o

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Entry by MJPatrick

CRAGKEDOOM Hnlagraphic Chess is cool. Augmented reality is cooler.

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