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3 Sci-Fi Gadgets In Real Life

3 Sci-Fi Gadgets In Real Life

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Sci-fi has been predicting the devices of tomorrow’s utopian, or dystopian future, in films and novels for almost 100 years. But what has actually made it to the market? Here’s our list of sci-fi devices in real life.

 

Sci-Fi Gadget: Drones

Self-driving surveillance drones have been plaguing the minds of dooms-day-preppers since Orwell’s 1982. These quadracopters equipped with cameras are capable of flying at extreme heights and instantly displaying whatever they capture on the users smartphone. You can pick one up at your local electronics store for $500 – $1000.

 

Sci-Fi Gadget: Facial Recognition

Facial Recognition software has been used in the sci-fi genre from military uses to every day civilian activities. Well that future is just about here. While the software currently exists, legislation and privacy issues keep facial recognition from reaching widespread use.

 

Sci-Fi Gadget: Self-Driving Car

Yeah, we’ve all wanted the car from iRobot at some point or another. A super sleek, super fast car that… drives itself. Well, Google, Tesla and VW have all made a commitment to have self-driving cars on the road by 2020 at the latest.