What Fictional Technology Will Become Real in Twenty Years?

By Darren Orf on at

Earlier today, I posted a video that hypothesised how Star Trek-like tractor beams and Doctor Who-ish sonic screwdrivers could actually be more realistic than you'd think.

Although grounded in sound science, I grow weary of far-flung promises of sci-fi tech becoming reality long after I'm dead.

Let's live in the now, shall we? What currently fictional technology — flying cars, artificial intelligence, hoverboards, hyperloops, etc — do you think (or hope) will become real in the next 20 years?

Science fiction time and again proves to be an accurate precursor to real world innovation, but honestly, I just want to know what technology my kids will be spoiled with so I can start prepping some "back in my day" tales.

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