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Inspired by Sci-Fi

These inventions were born on the big screen and now exist in real life!

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    Much of today's technology can be traced back to Hollywood's favorite movies and TV shows. Check out what inventions have made the jump from the big screen to reality!

    The Delorean from Back to the Future was a huge trend in the 80s!

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    Google is reportedly developing a contact lens to monitor diabetics' glucose levels. Also, their Google Glass has certainly taken off. Both technologies bring the movie The Terminator to mind!

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    Virtual reality video games can sometimes make us feel like we're IN the movie Tron.

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    The Jetsons had Rosie, and today we have the iRobot Roomba to do our vacuuming for us!

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    The Jetsons also had video phones. Today, we have Skype, FaceTime, and a number of other outlets to video-chat with.

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    Tablets are common today, but in 2001: Space Odyssey, they were a technology we only hoped would be invented.

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    The Bowlingual Dog Translator is supposed to translate your dog's barks, much like the dog collar from the movie Up.

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    Google allegedly has developed a driverless car ... a lot like Batman's self-driving bat-mobile!

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    Every time we step into the scanner at airport security, we can't help but think of the one from Total Recall.

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    Scientists have successfully (allegedly) cloned these beagles Magic and Stem. Remind you of Multiplicity at all?

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    Harry Potter's cloak of invisibility has reportedly been developed in Japan!

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    In The Island the inhabitants of the island are all clones used for organ harvesting. Today, technology is being developed to clone human organs!

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    The cast of Star Trek communicated with their ear pieces .. much like the blue tooth technology we have today.

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    Star Wars used holograms, a technology that we have today. On the right - a picture taken on April 2, 2009 shows a hologram shown during an exhibition dedicated to famous French director and actor Jacques Tati. They're becoming quite popular in entertainment. At a recent Coachella, fans were treated to a hologram Tupac!

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    Star Trek used a touch-screen display glass, much like Corning is developing. The company is creating a similar touch screen glass - 'A Day In Glass.'

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    Star Trek also had the original flip phone.

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    Inspector Gadget communicated through his watch. Samsung was a fan and developed a watch phone of their own.

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    This shoe phone is very similar to the one in the TV show 'Get Smart.'

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