1. Hologram Things!
Sorry for that pathetic title. I just can’t think of something better! But what I’m talking about is a scene from Iron Man 3 — have you watched it? It’s where Aldrich Killian attaches a strange device to the back of his ear and rolls three metallic balls onto the table. From those tiny balls, a beautiful holographic image of his brain appears. Looky:
What’s the use of it, you say? Well… I’m not entirely sure of that either. Maybe it’ll help in surgeries, so doctors can magnify and interact with the inside of the patient’s body before actually performing the operation. Or it could just be for display in your room. You know, having your humongous brain in the corner. Might be nice to remind yourself that you really are smart, after all. 😉
There’s also another holographic scene in the show, where Tony Stark tries to find out more about the bombing at the Chinese Theater.
Imagine how useful this would be for the police force! They wouldn’t need to go investigate the area, and furthermore, they have an intelligent computer helping them figure things out and search for clues. It’s brilliant. I think this would be pretty cool for architects as well, to observe the landscape without needing to leave the comfort of their offices.
2. Air and spacecraft
This is taken from the movie Oblivion. Currently, we only have rockets that can fly into space, and airplanes that can fly within our atmosphere. But this sweet baby over here can fly in both space AND our atmosphere! It’d be extremely useful for one-man flights, and I bet a whole lot cheaper to maintain. Plus, doesn’t it look sleek?! Imagine how kickass anyone would look, riding in it!
3. Ze Transporter
You guys. This is basically what my book blog centers around: Star Trek. So if you don’t recognize that picture… then I will please insist that you go and buy the recent films and also watch the TV series (even though I haven’t for the latter). Meet the Transporter. Here’s what Wikipedia says about it so much better than I will be able to: “Transporters convert a person or object into an energy pattern (a process called dematerialization), then “beam” it to a target, where it is reconverted into matter (rematerialization). The term transporter accident is a catch-all term for when a person or object does not rematerialize correctly.” Yep.
4. Cancer-healing machines
Taken from the film Elysium, these machines far surpass any of the modern technologies we have right now. They are able to reconstruct faces, detect cancer cells in your body, and then remove them. Just think of the number of lives that’ll be saved if this existed. (Sorry if the picture’s a bit blurry — you should watch the Elysium trailer for a better idea of how the machine works!)
This would be so handy. I’m the kind of person who knows how to behave around books, but around real people? Um… not so much. That’s why the Nerualizer, from Men in Black, would be SO helpful. I could erase all and any memories in which I’d said or did something awkward! I’ll only just have to remember to put on mah shades. SWAG.
6. The Cloak of Invisibility
Now, I know this isn’t technically “sci-fi,” so a “camouflage cloak” would probably be more sensible, but this has to be one of my favorite fictional inventions of all time. Never mind that the cloak often only served to aid Harry and Ron in their troublemaking, and never mind that it’s part of the Death Hallows. The only problem is that if this cloak fell into the wrong hands… the world would be plunged into chaos.
Over to you!
These are only just a few inventions I’ve listed down, but I want to know what YOU think! What fictional inventions do you wish existed? Why? Sound off in the comments below. 🙂