Apart from deep social commentary, science fiction has given us other gifts: amazing inventions that we’d love to possess. Some gadgets from science fiction became reality. “Star Trek” introduced the concept of a universal translator — a gadget capable of making communication possible across language barriers. Today, you can use a smartphone and Google Translate to have a conversation with someone else even if you don’t share a common language. There are thousands of examples of real-world gadgets and inventions that were once just the stuff of dreams.
But not all gizmos and doodads from sci-fi are available at the local retail store. We’re going to take a look at 10 gadgets introduced in sci-fi that we’re just dying to get our hands on.
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How many neckties does a dad need? I’m certain even Socrates himself posed a similar question, possibly rhetorically and definitely in Greek. Shopping for dad can be a real head scratcher, particularly if you want to avoid the stereotypical tie present.
Thank goodness for technology! Today, there are gadgets that appeal to all sorts of dads. Chef dads, sports dads and geek dads can all appreciate the right type of gadget. The new challenge isn’t looking for an alternative to the tie — it’s narrowing down all the options out there.