In Pictures: Science Fiction Technology We Want For Real

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  • plznote
    Definitely the lightsaber, although not for household purposes! :lol:
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  • dragonsqrrl
    I think it's funny just how many of the "science fiction technologies" on your list come from Star Trek. If you want kick ass futuristic gadget pron, Star Trek is definitely the place to go. Transporters, shields, Replicators, Holodecks, photon torpedoes, WARP DRIVE?!... damn I'm having an epic flash back through the 90's.
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  • rohitbaran
    Fix the article Toms. Clicking on one picture actually takes to the next picture and its description.
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  • agnickolov
    Also, the last picture is missing - it ends with 19 of 20. Or perhaps the count is wrong?
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  • haplo602
    agnickolovAlso, the last picture is missing - it ends with 19 of 20. Or perhaps the count is wrong?


    yes, 7 of 9 MIA :-)
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  • Anonymous
    Bah, I just want a self-drying jacket and self-tying sneakers ala Back to the Future 2. And flux capacitor > tardis. :p
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  • bdcrlsn
    Yeah, I was surprised to see the Flux Capacitor missing from the list.
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  • Olle P
    RoboCop as such is a nifty idea, but I think it really needs to be combined with the cognitive AI to function properly.
    There's a myriad of situations where breaking a law might be better than not breaking one, and the police officer must be empathic with such situations and handle them well. (Think of the Judge Dredd movie, where a poor guy flee from some thugs by hiding inside a robot, only to be arrested by Dredd for that offence.)

    Also, in the RoboCop movie there's a scene where RoboCop stop a robber in a grocery store, and RoboCop completely demolish most of the store's interior instead of making a clean arrest. That's not how I want a cop to behave!
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  • joytech22
    I'm surprised they didn't mention space ships or something, I like halo's for showing how most architectures would design ships, they understand they don't need to be aerodynamic in space but they need room and power.

    Just like buildings.
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  • Rizlla
    For me Knigh Rider is still one of the all time favourites.
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  • back_by_demand
    I can't remember what film it was but it was a spoof SciFi and they had a mini-lightsaber dagger, used for cutting a loaf of bread, it gave instant slices of toast
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  • back_by_demand
    Marty McFly should have programmed the Flux Capacitor for 1939 in Germany

    Back To The Fuhrer
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  • elbert
    Actually it was a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am.
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  • blppt
    Screw the Holodeck. I want the HOLOSHED!http://theinfosphere.org/Holo-Shed
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  • liveonc
    I've got a lightsaber! But doesn't work :-(
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  • Anonymous
    Where's the Telepod from 'The Fly' movie?
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  • Anonymous
    95% movie/tv based. Would it kill you to read a SF book.

    Then your imagination might not be so limited.
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  • custodian-1
    You could have mention the Tri-corder, and communicator from Star Trek (TOS) which we have all ready.
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  • Anonymous
    I wished they've included mobile suites e.g GUNDAM :-)
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  • annymmo
    custodian-1You could have mention the Tri-corder, and communicator from Star Trek (TOS) which we have all ready.


    No we don't.
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