One of the best things about living in the 21st century is learning just how realistic some of the sci-fi devices of decades past actually were. There was once a time when gadgets like teleporters, hoverboards, and holographic companions seemed like they would forever remain in the realm of the make-believe - but they’re already becoming more feasible by the day in the modern era, and some have already arrived outright.
Countless individuals have dreamed about getting their hands on some futuristic piece of tech like a lightsaber or an invisibility cloak, and they might be getting their wish a lot sooner than anyone would have expected. Is the world ready for what happens when science fiction becomes science fact?
Transporters - ‘Star Trek’Photo: NBC
Invisibility Cloaking - ‘Predator’Photo: 20th Century Fox
Pre-Crime Technology - ‘Minority Report’Photo: 20th Century Fox
Instant Subliminal Learning - ‘The Matrix’Photo: Warner Bros
Flying Cars - ‘The Fifth Element’
Hoverboards - ‘Back to the Future Part II’Photo: Universal Pictures