15 sci-fi technologies that are (almost) here

Science fiction has a rich history of predicting the future. In some cases, the future is now
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Science vs. fiction: 15 sci-fi technologies that are (almost) here

Classic science fiction examines social or scientific issues by projecting them forward to a kind of notional event horizon. As society and technology advance, the line between science and fiction grows thinner every year. We take a look at 15 classic sci-fi tech ideas and the scientific and technological efforts to make them a reality -- some of which have already succeeded.

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