The Alien movies show a helmet worn with a computer that swings down over the eye much like Google Glass. It just didn’t come in as many stylish frames!
NASA is currently working with contractors to develop and send a 3D printer to the International Space Station that prints a pizza. Hold the anchovies.
While numerous other models have appeared, the Pebble Android watch is the current favorite.
With a Pebble and a Bluetooth connection to your mobile phone, you can do more than Dick Tracy every did with his wrist device. You can tweet.
Add Bluetooth and the lapel badge communication device works just as well. In space, where no man has gone before, there are no payphones.
These “touch pads” brought the computer out into the field. It took years of development to be able to play Angry Birds in the dentist’s waiting room.
The Lexifone App for tablet or smartphone translates what you say into your phone into another language for the person at the other end to hear. It’s less messy than sticking a fish in your ear.
They didn’t come in neon colors but served to keep the person hands-free.
Researchers now have meta-material that is capable of bending light around itself so the viewer can’t see you.
It can be used as a cloak but also draped over objects and vehicles rendering them invisible. Waiting in a line at the bank was never as much fun.
Driving Miss Daisy would be far less enjoyable if they had used a self-driving car.
Books were contained in tiny crystals that were read by a device that looks like a book.
A handful of crystals was equivalent to hundreds of book titles. You’ll never run out of things to read on that long flight home.