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Top 10 Sci-Fi Technology That Are Coming Near Us:
Science fiction allows human to dream the impossible. But dreamsare always sources of inspiration. Time has proven that technological advances often came true because of fictional inspiration. Be ready to welcome what wonder technological leap might bring us next. Here are top 10 of the coming real-world technology that used to be found only in the sci-fi realm.
1. Energy weapons:
Energy weapon such as laser pistol or raygun is very popular in thesci-fi world. A directed-energy weapon (DEW) is a ranged weapon that damages its target with highly focused energy, including lasers, microwaves, particle beams, and sound beams. Potential applications of this technology include weapons that target personnel, missiles, vehicles, and optical devices.
In the United States, the Pentagon, DARPA, the Air Force Research Laboratory, United States Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center, and the Naval Research Laboratory are researching directed-energy weapons and railguns to counter ballistic missiles, hypersonic cruise missiles, and hypersonic glide vehicles. These systems of missile defense are expected to come online no sooner than the mid to late-2020s.The Electro-Magnetic Laboratory Rail Gun has been in testing since 2012.
Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, other Golden Age works and newer sci-fi flicks
The US Navy is installing Laser Weapons Systems to fight enemy ships and drones in the Persian Gulf.
2. Invisibility suits:
Human has always dreamed of being invisible, for example by wearing a stealth suit.
Neuromancer, Predator, The Invisible Man
Adam Harvey created a stealthwear to combat surveillance technologies. DARPA has been researching invisible cloaks with optical camouflage technology.
You’ll know this weapon, regardless you follow the series or not.
Harvard and MIT invented a technology where photons bond together creating solid light.
In space or time travel fiction, putting a human body into a cryonic state to revive later is common.
Futurama, Sleeper, Mr. Nobody
Baseball legend Ted Williams’ head is currently in deepfreeze.
5. Faster-than-light travel:
Warping is a common fictional solution to go to a place million light years apart. Faster-than-light communications and travel are the conjectural propagation of information or matter faster than the speed of light. The special theory of relativity implies that only particles with zero rest mass may travel at the speed of light, and that nothing may travel faster.
Farscape, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica
Icarus Interstellar had a warp-ship design proposal running on dark energy.
This is an invisible deflector shield that will protect you from enemy’s strike. Students at the University of Leicester actually did a study on energy shields. Their results concluded that it is possible to use plasma, controlled by very powerful magnets, to block out certain frequencies of radiation, from microwaves to gamma rays.
Foundation, Star Wars., Green Lantern
The plasma-based force field is a popular NASA and US military research. A Portuguese scientist also designed one.
7. Superhuman regrowth ability:
The premise is an unusual regenerative power so superheroes can heal quickly. Rapidly heal at a level drastically beyond what is naturally possible. Peak Human. Enhanced. Supernatural.
Wolverine, Attack on Titan
There’s a discovery of Lin28a gene that boosts healing.
8. Cybernetic implants:
Transhumanist fiction dreams of the world where humans and machines become one. Voluntary cyborgs are people involved in the community and practice of implanting technology beneath their skin for enhancement or augmentation purposes and I’ve counted myself as a member of this subculture for several years.
Isaac Asimov’s books, Ghost in the Shell
We have powerful medical devices including cochlear implants, pacemakers, and computerized prosthetics, and they keep developing.
9. Mind transfer:
Copying the brain and uploading the mind to a digital state is a popular sci-fi premise. Mind uploading, also known as whole brain emulation, is the theoretical futuristic process of scanning a physical structure of the brain accurately enough to create an emulation of the mental state and transferring or copying it to a computer in a digital form.
Altered Carbon, The Matrix, Transcendence
Scientists developed artificial neural networks.
Future is imagined filled with self-sustaining megacities to accommodate a high-density world. Arcology, a portmanteau of “architecture” and “ecology”, is a field of creating architectural design principles for very densely populated and ecologically low-impact human habitats.
The World Inside, Oath of Fealthy
Montreal’s La Ville Souterraine is designed with a long tunnel connecting residence and commercial buildings, creating a megastructure.