7 things that came from fiction to reality

Cell phones, smart watches and driverless cars have already been the subject of films and books; Today, these and other advanced gadgets can already be found.

1. Flying bikes

The chase scenes with speeders were moments of great excitement of the Star Wars movies. The American startup Aero-X was inspired by the film to create a bike that floats, also called the Aero-X. The company already sells this bike in the United States.




2. Super Armor

Created in 1963, the Iron Man character brought the concept of a superpower armor. Videogame character like Samus from the Metroid serie and Mater Chief from Halo brings the same idea. The Pentagon is developing a real version of these armors. Call TALOS (Tactical Assault Operation Light Suit), that armor will contain 360 degree cameras and also will be able to detect injuries and apply ointments in some parts of the body. It is also possible that the TALOS give the soldier force beyond normal.



3. Floating skate

For many years, fans of the movie “Back to the Future” dreamed of a floating skateboard, the same one of Marty McFly. This year that dream was closer to becoming a reality with Hendo Hoverboard, a skate that floats on certain surfaces.hendo-hoverboards-003-1500x1000

4. Driverless Car

In one of the comic passages of the film Total Recall (1990), Arnold Schwarzenegger embarks on a taxi driven by a robot. Currently, projects like smart car from Google promise cars that do not need driver to move.total recall

5. Cell phones

Back to the 60’s, the wireless technology was so unthinkable that was science fiction theme. In the Star Trek series, Captain Kirk and his men used Communicator to communicate with the Enterprise. In the late 90’s, the flip phones used a similar format to the gadget from the show.


6. Smart Watches

In the comics from 40’s, Dick Tracy wore a watch that also served as a communicator. Smart Watches were launched in recent years serving as mobile and have several other functions.


7. Face Recognition

In the Minority Report movie (2002), the Tom Cruise’s character goes through several situations where facial recognition is used. Currently, some smartphones use the front camera to recognize the user’s face to allow access to the system.



Fabio Evagelista is a Brazilian writer.

Crossed Paths is the first book of the Myra-Hati trilogy, an epic adventure in a post-apocalyptic world, for the lovers of sci-fi / fantasy genre. This is the author’s first work published in America.


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