8 Futuristic Inventions That Actually Exist

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We live in a world where technology is constantly evolving and the era we live in is permanently changing. The first telephone was invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell, but this was just the beginning of what was going to happen.

Over time, the phone became more and more efficient and not everyone had the opportunity to own one. Do you remember when you had to schedule a meeting, but you had to call that person while you were in the house because you couldn’t take the phone with you? So, if that individual could not make it to the meeting, you had to wait for hours to realize that he was no longer arriving, because you had no phone. Of course, you could opt for a public phone, but it couldn’t help you if the other one wasn’t at home. 

But, things have changed after a few years, and the phone evolved too, making our lives easier. So if you couldn’t get the phone out of your house until then, things were different later and you could take the phone anywhere with you, but it wouldn’t help you as much as it does today, especially with the orientation in space.

Nowadays, technology has become much more efficient and developed, and the phone (that I was talking about at the beginning) became smarter than ever. A smartphone could help you take professional photos, control your finances, keeps you entertained, checks your heart rate and count your steps and helps you with navigation. 

This evolution of objects applies in any case and if you want to find out more about the futuristic things that actually exist in the present just click through the gallery! 

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Flying cameras

Would you have thought a few years ago that there could be flying drones? The price of a drone is quite low and anyone can afford buying one. This camera is essential for people who travel a lot, especially those who want to capture beautiful images with different landscapes. 

A drone has advanced control options, such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, that allow you to connect this device to a computer, smartphone or tablet. Some have GPS navigation – a function that allows you to track the drone’s route or send it on a previously established route.

According to Steven Fargo, the CEO of DataWing Global, “while drones have been around for a few years, algorithms and programming are only just now starting to catch up to drone capabilities, presenting exciting possibilities – not only for the next 12 months but the next decade.”

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Robo dogs

There are a lot of people who do not have the possibility to own a pet because you have to spend time and walk it daily and it is important not to leave it alone at home. So, for them, a robot dog would be wonderful, and yes, it actually exists! 

For instance, Massachusetts State Police has become the first police agency from the U.S. that uses robot dogs. Details on their use are insufficient, but the documents suggest that robot dog has been used to give police officers images of any suspicious devices or to find out where the suspects are hiding.

It seems that the robot dogs were made by a company that was inspired by an episode of the TV series “Black Mirror”. These creations have many features, such as seen in 360 degrees, navigate rough terrain, running with 3.5 mph for 90 minutes on a single charge. 

Massachusetts State Police said that these dogs were not and will not be armed, being used only as an additional aid.

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Flying costumes

There will come a time in your life when you will think about how it feels to fly and now thanks to technology you can really do it safely! Have you ever thought about being like Superman? You can try it or you can ask Richard Browning, the inventor of the jet-engine-powered suit – a costume that can literally make you fly. 

Engineer Browning reached speeds of over 51.5 kilometers per hour in his amazing suit. The impressive suit moves vertically in the air and can be controlled with your arms, while a display screen inside the helmet offers fuel consumption information. The representation took place over the lake of Lagoona Park, UK, and exceeded the previous record of 30 kilometers per hour.

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Interesting bendable screens

Well, raise your hand if you dropped your phone at least once on the tiles and your screen was broken into dozens of pieces! 

Scientists have developed a new type of flexible OLED screens that will make your life easier. An OLED, the abbreviation of Organic Light-Emitting Diode, is an electronic component shaped like a thin light-emitting foil, made out of an organic semiconductor material. Organic Light-Emitting Diode is also known as an organic LED.

According to HowtoGeek.com, “Organic light-emitting diode displays (aka OLED displays) work by pulsing electricity through a mesh of organic compounds. They are extremely thin, flexible, and vivid. They don’t require a backlight, and they can produce bolder colors than thick LED displays.”

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Self-check counters

Nowadays, more and more stores have started to implement self-check counters that allow people to scan their own products without the help of cashiers or checkout. For example, Amazon Go stores allow customers to shop what they want and just leave and they have to send a receipt via the Amazon Go app. So, bad news for shoplifters who plan to steal from stores!

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Virtual reality devices

Virtual reality is a concept that describes a three-dimensional environment generated by a computer, an environment of interaction and exploration for human beings. 

The individual who uses virtual reality becomes a part of the virtual world, and while he is there he has the whole power to manipulate objects around him. 

Even though the virtual reality was implemented in many different forms over the years, today it is created by computer technology. There are many systems that help to achieve this purpose, such as helmets, treadmills and directional gloves and all of these devices aim to stimulate the senses and create the illusion of reality.

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Talkative refrigerators

If finding a recipe with your computer was exciting a few years ago, what about a refrigerator that can listen to your commands? Isn’t it mind-blowing? 

Well, many people have renovated their homes so that they are as smart as possible and ready to make our jobs much more efficient, such as slow cooking appliances, controllable lights, and talking refrigerators. They are actually like another person sitting permanently in your kitchen, being always ready to do what you want.

For instance, these intelligent refrigerators can send you nutritional information for making sure that your food is healthy or fresh. They can also plan your meals based on the foods you already have in the fridge or they can order your favorite pizza if you want to.

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Electronic money

A bitcoin is a virtual currency that cannot be physically touched and is not recognized as an exchange currency, although there are traders in the world that accept payment in bitcoin. The price of a bitcoin is determined by supply and demand. 

According to Nerd Wallet, “cryptocurrency is a form of payment that can be exchanged online for goods and services.”

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