Since it does seem, at times, that we are mostly here to provide material that inspires the authors of other, bigger sites, we figured we’d try that trick again today. Perhaps today, with this User Input question, we can inspire two sites at the very same time! Wouldn’t that be marvellous for them?
After all, one of the greatest aspects of science fiction, one thing that captures the imagination, is all the marvellous technology they showcase in their World Of The Future™. Hell, captivating storylines and fanciful gadgets that make beepy noises? Put a show like that on a screen in front of a nerd, it’s like giving a pixie stick to a hyperactive five-year-old. The truly strange thing, however, is to look back on older science fiction programs, and realize that so many of the wonderful toys that are supposed to represent amazing technology from the distant future have since actually become a part of our day-to-day lives.
What fanciful pieces of science-fiction technology are now commonplace in the real world?