When you watch a science fiction movie or television show do you ever ask yourself where they came up with these ideas for what the future will look like? What about whether we will ever see these technologies in our lifetimes? Many science fiction technologies are already coming to pass, and Sci-Fi vision in its many iterations is among them.
Star Trek is one of the best places to look at future tech that is starting to become a reality. It seems like there’s news of real-life tractor beams or tricorders on a weekly basis. But one of the things that has become a definite reality since The Next Generation made its debut in the 1980s is the VISOR. Geordi LaForge was blind from birth but was able to see thanks to his Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement, and today’s bionic vision technology is mimicking that futuristic tech to allow the blind to see low resolution black and white images through an implant and camera system.
Not all future tech is good, however. Soon Ready Player One will hit theaters and with it the dystopian future where poor people live in “The Stacks” and have to use virtual reality to escape their bleak everyday lives.
The future is a big question mark, but the technology that we will have is going to roll out no matter what. The question is which direction humanity will decide to take. Learn more about the future reality of Sci-Fi vision from this infographic! Thanks to the folks over at Frames Direct for putting this visual together.
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