Today, there are many sci-fi genre creations that inspire our generation. Films, video games, books, and many other masterpieces are often based on imaginative and technologically-advanced societies, and how they survive in the world of entirely different technologies.
Surely, not all sci-fi creations go so far away and tell nothing about the technologies we use today. More often, it’s a mix between what we have today and what the creators of sci-fi worlds believe people could have. Is sci-fi genre becoming more popular? Absolutely, and it doesn’t seem to become less popular – at least in the near future.
Yet, authors, producers or whatever you would call them, have great imaginations. They can sometimes inspire real-life scientists and innovators to create similar technologies in our world. To achieve success in creating advanced sci-fi technologies in real life, a pure imagination just isn’t enough.
Groups of researchers learn and work for many years by experimenting and looking for answers on how to create similar technologies. Sometimes, it takes decades to realize that it’s not worth creating a sci-fi technology, as no one will use it or something better will soon be released.
However, there are at least 15 technologies from sci-fi that have a high probability to be created. Want to know all 15 fictional technologies? Then see them below!
15. Psi Devices
For many years, humanity was fascinated by amazing powers like telepathy and brain control. However, as scientists go deeper into the human brain, more and more researchers believe that such powers are real and can be learned by every individual.
To make the learning process easier and faster, researchers develop devices that would allow using psi energies without a need to be a professional. This means that even if you know nothing about telepathy, by using specific devices, you could contact people with your minds.
Such devices are created by using data from participants who were mostly holistic doctors, martial artists, yogis, and other people who are known for having supernatural abilities.
As researchers saw, these people emit more energy particles from their hands, which is one of the reasons why they are capable of doing things many people can’t.
14. Energy Shields
While being armed with dangerous weapons is important in battles, being able to protect yourself is also important. To make sure combat vehicles will be better protected, scientists from around the world are creating different methods on how to develop protective shields.
The most popular idea is to use plasma force fields that could protect vehicles from radiation, smaller rockets, and bullets. This could be achieved by heating surrounding gas to make plasma. Another way to make something similar to protective shields is to use sound, because specific waves of sound make a huge effect on materials, so they can destroy them before they reach a vehicle.
Why are such shields in development? Because regular shields aren’t protecting us well enough, and vehicles that have them are difficult to transport into battlefields, which makes them difficult to use.
13. Control Your Dreams
Some people are born with an ability to remember and control their dreams, while others use techniques to learn. While it’s easy and fun to learn how to recognize and control dreams, innovative scientists are making a device that would allow you to do this without spending time on educating yourself.
Because of this device, which has to be worn on your head while sleeping, it recognizes when a person starts to dream. Then, the device sends weak shock waves to the brain and allow a person to realize that he is dreaming. After that, it’s much easier to take action in your hands, because you know, it’s your imagination. This device was tested on participants and did no harm to their health.
If you don’t want to spend money on it, know that you can control dreams by sleeping in many short periods of time.
Implants could be used in many areas of life. From helping injured people, strengthening physical power, and increasing mental skills by changing or adding additional mechanical parts of the body, implants can be useful.
Such creations have been existing in human minds for many years and for some, it’s like a dream to become more than just a regular mortal. Many pieces of American weaponry and medicine companies have the first prototypes of implants, so there is a high chance that they will soon be available to everyone.
Some scientists suggest that implants may be used by the government to spy on people and know every detail about them. If so, those who would have implants would lose their private lives completely.
Such architecture could be used because as our population grows, we need more area to live, grow food, work, and do other necessary activities. There is where arcology becomes useful. Such buildings would be massive and eco-friendly, and this means we would be able to create oxygen, energy, and give enough space for living, working, exercising, and so on. It would be like a city made from one big structure.
Such buildings could stop ecological problems, as well as create a more comfortable living environment for citizens. From farms to science classes – we would have everything in the same place.
10. Deleting And Replacing Memories
Not long ago, neurologists found that from time to time, the brain has to recreate memories to remember them. If not, memories will be lost. A great example of this is when many people leave school and can’t remember all things they learned. If a person takes time to review what he learned in the past, memories stay for much longer. So, neurologists believe that if they could block recreational periods in the brain, a person would soon forget some of his memories.
Furthermore, if memories are remembered in a particular mood, a person changes their attitude to that memory. For instance, if a person recalls a bad thing and is in a good mood, he’ll think of the bad memory as not so bad.
By looking positively at bad memories and stopping recreational waves in the brain, neurologists are creating a new medical way to help people to manage their memories.
Accidentally, scientists created a similar thing you perhaps saw in the Star Wars series. It happened when researchers created a medium in which photons (particles of light) interacted strongly with each other. Photons started to bond and formed a new kind of matter that is entirely out of light.
Photons have never been able to bend, only able to pass right through each other. Also, this type of medium could be used to create faster quantum computers. These computers are believed to be able to do many functions at once, so they would be much faster than the computers we use today. This technology could be used to create crystals of light, as well as a lightsaber from Star Wars.
8. Lab-Grown Humans
As some couples can’t have genetic children, scientists are thinking of methods on how to create humans without natural reproduction. In 2014, Cambridge researchers created “germ” cells that were able to transform into mature cells by using human stem cells. This was previously accomplished only with rodents.
Also, in 2016, Nanjing Medical University created a living mouse that has no real parents, as the mouse was created by using two transformed cells and combining them into one. Later, this combined cell started to replicate and grew into a healthy mouse.
By growing people and other organisms in labs, researchers believe that we could decrease the number of genetic disorders, as species experience and create organisms with the most useful qualities. Let us hope that we’ll go on the right path and won’t create paranormal organisms that would be more dangerous, rather than helpful.
7. Resurrecting Dead Ones
No, scientists aren’t planning to create zombies. Instead, they saw that if a person’s body, which is considered dead, is cooled to a particular temperature, all processes that are needed for survival stop without killing a person.
To do so, scientists offered to replace all the blood of a person with the saline solution to cool the body’s temperature. After doing so, the heart stops beating and metabolism doesn’t work as well. Then, surgeons would use the time they would have to save a person.
After an operation or operations would be accomplished, physicians would drain saline solution and would pump back the blood to the body. Then, the body would start to work again slowly until would completely come back to a normal functioning.
This life-saving technique has a great potential as Bioquark, a biotech company, was allowed to make clinical trials with patients.
6. Creating Black Holes
To find out if Stephen Hawking‘s theory that black holes should emit photons is right, another physicist, Jeff Steinhauer, used sound waves to build a miniature black hole in his lab. This hole was created by cooling and then rapidly heating the helium to produce a barrier that Steinhauer thought should be impenetrable by sound waves.
Yet, it wasn’t what Steinhauer was interested in – he wanted to detect theorized phonons, little particles of energy that are believed to create sound and should be able to escape from black holes that consume light. While the results still have to be checked by many scientists, this research could already be considered Nobel prize-worthy.
Yet, scientists at CERN could make this discovery faster than we expect, because they are always looking for ways to improve techniques they have and aren’t afraid to use it.
5. Cloned Dinosaurs
The idea to recreate long lost species like mammoths and dinosaurs has been sitting for many years in the minds of scientists. But this idea isn’t being talked about as much, as it is partly accomplished.
Animals like chickens, lizards, and crocodiles can be remade into species similar as dinosaurs by altering their DNA. This was achieved by Yale and Harvard researchers, who created a chicken embryo that had analogous to velociraptor, a feather covered dinosaur cousin, snout and palate.
Furthermore, University of Chile scholars were capable of recreating this process with chicken legs, making them more similar to dinosaurs.
By being able to change particular body areas of chickens, one day, we can easily recreate dinosaurs or at least species highly similar to them. Or, even change their behavior and domesticate them as we did with wolves.
4. Liquid Armor
In Poland, scientists at the Moratex Institute of Security Technologies are working on a project for liquid armor. They have been interested in studying new types of armor since 2010 and have almost created protections that aren’t composed of interlocking woven fibers – they are made of fluid that works differently than most other fluids.
While regular fluids change chemical structure when they are affected by pressure and temperature, this type of fluid hardens when it feels an impact.
This type of armor is in development, as regular bulletproof vests that are made from Kevlar can be penetrated. Even if they aren’t penetrated, it can make it painful when experiencing strong damage.
3. Personal Hologram Devices
This idea came mostly from the Star Trek series as a way to communicate via vast distances by allowing to hear and see holograms of people you speak with. A few companies are interested in creating such a method of communication by improving smartphones and by creating additional devices that would be used with smartphones to see holograms.
You shouldn’t worry about using too much of your smartphone’s battery as some companies create what they call “metastructures,” which generate high-quality holograms by using a little amount of light from a smartphone.
Companies that are producing these gadgets say this technology will be ready to use in five years or less.
Scientists from Rochester University became famous by spending many years developing camouflage technologies. One of their first ideas was to use a group of lenses that would bend light in such way that bodies couldn’t be visible.
Now, the group of scientists updated their lenses by adding it with a digital version of the same strategy. To make it work, it requires many years of preparation and scanning, which makes it less useful than an invisibility cloak we see in sci-fi movies.
If at least one group will discover something groundbreaking, there is a great chance that this phenomenon will start soon.
1. Laser Weapons
If you think that old school weapons are enough, and the USA isn’t interested in renewing the face of war, then you should reconsider what you think about the world. In March 2016, it was announced that the USA is not only close to creating laser weaponry, but also that they are going to use it by 2023.
Many weaponry and technology manufacturing companies like Lockheed Martin, that have been working with lasers for many years, are moving laser guns close to reality.
Yet, the USA may not be alone in creating laser weaponry. China, Russia, the UK, Germany, and other strong military having countries may be producing their own laser weapons. After all, all these countries have great minds and were able to achieve remarkable technologies faster than the USA. So, who will be the first?