Mania has dutifully compiled a list of seven sci-fi movie technologies that have come to fruition. All I can say is well done, humanity! And don’t worry, Sleeper fans: we’ll get those Orgasmatron booths before you know it.
The list strays a little off path when it comes to non-gadget predictions like “geopolitical milieu”, but it’s a sobering reminder that with multitouch displays, private spaceflight, and even clamshell mobile phones, we’re all incredibly lucky to be living what other previous generations only dreamed. Or, in the case of Draconian, full-body x-ray scanning, feared.