5 sci-fi technologies you can buy right now
Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 02:09
It seems like for the last decade mankind has been obsessed with tomorrow. We constantly dream of the next update, the next new technology, or just the next iPhone. In all the hurry to find the next big thing some of yesterday's dreams can get lost in the process and we often overlook the insane technologies that we have already achieved. Listed here you will find 5 amazing, impossible, wonderful pieces of technology that were nothing more than impossible sci-fi tech just a few years ago.
What is it? Bioluminescent algae. Commonly used in night lights and lamps with applications in tracking tidal patterns, oil spills, and trash movement.
Where do I know it from?Avatar; Aliens vs. Predator
How much is it?$25 for a sample large enough to light up your dorm.
What is it?The next level of smartphones. Hands free communication, texting, apps, GPS, video sharing, and sound recording. It works by syncing up to your Android or iPhone.
Where do I know it from? James Bond; Things to Come
How much is it?$150, $400 less than an iPhone 5.
3) 3D Printers
What is it?3D printers allow you to create (or download) 3D models of anything, from phone cases and chess pieces to art projects, circuitry, and, in some hospitals, surgical splints and organs.
Where do I know it from?Star Trek; The Outer Limits
How much is it?$500; a bit pricey, but less expensive than many tablets on the market.
What is it?A power source that you can fold up and stick in your pocket. Most portable panels can charge rechargeable batteries and anything that can be charged with a USB (so anything, really).
Where do I know it from? Pretties; Revolution
How much is it? $80-50
What is it?A growing trend among Sentiophiles, magnetic implants are small, powerful magnets implanted in your hand that allow you to feel electric fields. More importantly, personal implants like this are being used in electrical engineering to feel live wires, and many technology developers are playing with applications for them.
Where do I know it from?The Six Million Dollar Man
How much is it?Anywhere from $30-250 depending on what kind of magnet(s) and who implants it.