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17 Futuristic Inventions that Currently Exist

Many of us have grown up imagining what the future will be like. Will there be flying cars? Will there be robots? Will we be able to do amazing and extraordinary things? 

Well, some of these things are yet to come, but some are already right here. The amazing things technology can do today never cease to amaze me. Here are 17 pieces of evidence that prove we are already, at least partly, living in a futuristic world.


This trash can follows you around and calculates where to stand to catch your thrown garbage!


This motion tracking table morphs its surface to mimic your movements, allowing you to control objects from the other side of the planet if you so choose.


This windowed door turns opaque whenever you lock it.


This incredible app translates signs from video and in real time!


The new 'Google Fiber' has started deploying, and will offer users an internet connection that is about 100 times faster than what they are currently using. 

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When did car panels start looking like this advanced?

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A stop sign using water to project the image

 

An example of the new E-Ink in action. An ink that stay flat on the page and can be printed but still moves on the printer page.

All of the functions these items that we used 20 years ago... Are now done by a single smartphone.

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New casts can be printed with a 3D printer, are lighter, more comfortable and just as strong.

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Bionic hands are now so advanced they can perform even delicate and complex movements.



The Ratheon XOS 2 is a second generation exoskeleton design for US army use. It allows the wearer to enhance his strength to carry heavy equipment much easier and for much longer.

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The world's first virtual shopping center opened in Korea. All the products are just LCD screens that allow you to order the items by touching the screen. When you get to the counter, your items are already bagged and ready to go.

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A cellphone you can bend as much as you like and it will still do everything a smart phone does.

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Your personal computer ring can play music, check your email, give you alerts and even allows you to browse or chat with others.


This man is demonstrating the ability of his prosthetic eye, which has a camera installed in it.

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No longer using the camping stove just for cooking, a new line of camping stoves use the heat energy to power up lights and charge your phones or anything else you can charge by USB cable.

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