Ever since the introduction of science fiction in literature and the imagination of people a century ago, people have always looked up to technology as a life-changing mechanism and symbolic of the modern times. As the world drives further into the 21st century, we might not yet be with the flying cars, but we might have some of these in the near future.
1. Google Glass
Augmented reality is a main tenet of science fiction movies. People move with heads-up displays that tell them information about the details in their surroundings. Google’s new project called the Google Glass is a pair of eyeglasses that allow people to view social media feeds, text messages, Google maps and take pictures. It also tells information about certain places the glasses point out to.
2. 3D Printing
3D printing allows digital designers to make their designs into a solid, real-life product. Just like the replicators of science fiction, 3D printing devices such as Form 1 could re-create entire objects for producing prototypes. This means that you could create engines, car parts and other objects from just your own design. However, these technologies are quite expensive still, but look to other companies to create a more affordable version of this.
3. Oculus Rift
Remember those 80’s and 90’s shows where kids played with visors and shot at enemies as if they were in-game? They might have been wearing the Oculus Rift. The Oculus Rift wields the symbolic visor and simply offers what people imagined when they were kids: 3D movement as if you are inside a game. With motion sensor technologies, this is by far the first sci-fi technology the world actually has.