Technology From Movies That Became Reality

1. Two-Way Wrist Radio Watch (Dick Tracy, 1990)

“Radio”? How 1930s. The modern-day counterpart of the famous detective’s iconic wristwatch is the Apple Watch.

4. Handheld Communicator (Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, 1984)

The Star Trek franchise inspired many of today’s modern technologies, from 3D printers to medical tricorders. The crew’s handheld communicator, first featured in the ‘60s TV series, is the father of today’s mobile phones.

5. Tablet Computers (2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968)

In Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic, two astronauts are seen having breakfast, while watching multimedia content wirelessly on a flat, rectangular device. Inspiration for the iPad, no?

9. Full Body Scanners (Total Recall, 1990)

We laughed when we first saw the intrusive X-ray body scanners in this Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle, but since 2010, such scanners are commonplace at most airports in the world.
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