science fiction stories

 
It's no secret that science fiction stories have sparked imaginations throughout history. In fact, many of the technologies we currently possess originally started as concepts in sci-fi. From such common things that we take for granted — like cellphones —  to more complex technologies such as computer viruses and geostationary satellites, sci-fi still continues to provide us a map for future tech. Here is a list of 10 current technologies that were originally inspired by science fiction. Have a favorited sci-fi-derived gadget or gizmo you don't see on this list? Tell us about it in the comments!
 
Now is not the perfect time to buy an HDTV. You just missed all the fab Black Friday door-buster deals, and the real HDTV deals materialize between New Year's and the Super Bowl. Further complicating your HDTV investment decision are...
 
Let's face it: if there's a sci-fi geek in your life that means a lot to you, then you know how this time of year can be a real headache when it comes to finding unique geeky gifts. Sure, there...
 
Seen District 9 yet? If not, don't worry — I won't spoil anything for you — but if you have you know that hulking robotic suit featured in the trailer shows up and stuff gets nuts. So that got us...
 
Dean Kamen, Lucy Lawless, Walt Mossberg and Neal Stephenson speak at DVICE's panel, "Science Fiction's Influence on Technology", at CES 2008, moderated by SCI FI Channel Executive Vice President and General Manager Dave Howe. Topics include helicopters, jet packs, Robert Heinlein, and the threat of biotechnology.

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