From Darth Vader's lightsaber to Back To The Future's hoverboard, sci-fi has offered us an endless amount of jaw-dropping tech we're unlikely to see in our lifetime. However, a few gadgets have made the leap from fiction to reality, and we've picked out our top 5.
Wearable Power Loader
Inspired by: Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy wouldn't have had quite as much luck with catching the bad guys had it not been for his trusty two-way wrist radio. Now, our watches are finally catching up with the fantasies of the 1940s, with the likes of the Pebble watch giving us access to smartphone programming power on our wrists. And if you fancy yourself as a crusader against crime, this video recording watch might be up your street.
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Inspired by: The Jetsons, laziness
Robot maids and butlers have been staples of science fiction since the beginning of the genre. Now, house-cleaning robots are finally affordable – though they're not quite as bulky as The Jetsons' Rosie. iRobot's Roomba is designed to get into those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies - just press the "Clean" button and Roomba does the rest. There's even a Scooba robot, which will wash and scrub your floor instead. Neat.