The future is scary, exciting, and unpredictable all at the same time. However, Science fiction books, films, and TV series have long attempted to predict the future of mankind.
Indeed, there have been countless cool inventions and gadgets brought to the world’s consciousness via movies, TV shows, and popular culture in general. Case in point, here are ten real-life inventions of 2018 that are inspired by Science fiction movies.
1. Glasses that protect you from commercials.
Ivan Cash and Scott Blew created special glasses called IRL Glasses, which is perfect for people who get annoyed by ads. A special polarizing coating is applied to the lenses, and it will not only protect you from ultraviolet radiation but also blocks radiation from the screens.
IRL Glasses will be available for purchase in April of 2019. The starting price will be $49.
2. A device that won’t let you lose the things you need.
The Tile Mate is a portable Bluetooth sensor that can be attached to any item. It is the easiest, quickest and most reliable way to find your phone, keys — anything.
The Tile Mate is currently on sale.
3. A painting robot.
Scribit is an intelligent robot that can paint on any vertical surface from whiteboards to walls, transforming it into your very own masterpiece.
Scribit isn’t available for purchase yet, but it will be displayed at the Salone del Mobile exhibition on April 16, 2019 in Milan.
4. A controlling bracelet.
The Myo armband is a gesture controller that triggers a variety of actions on the computer based on the contractions of your muscles and the movements of your arm.
It is intended for a variety of applications like controlling a slideshow presentation, controlling video playback while you’re AFK, gaming, and more.
5. A mirror that controls your fitness routine.
The aptly-named Mirror is the latest in a line of fitness technology on the market. This program will turn users’ full-length mirrors into a gym, complete with workout routines and one-on-one training programs.
6. A smart home garden.
SproutsIO is the brainchild of Jenny Broutin Farah, an architect who’s worked on large-scale gardening projects with the New York City Parks Department. She wanted to make fresh produce something that anyone, from restaurant chefs to home cooks, could keep around their kitchen without worrying about it going bad quickly or not being clean enough.
SproutsIO is an automated high-performance growing system that makes it easy to cultivate personal produce indoors, all year round, soil-free.
7. A mirror that helps you take care of yourself.
CareOS is a smart mirror with facial recognition, 4D imaging and touchless interaction that is designed to help you with your beauty regimen.
CareOS analyzes the user’s skin condition and gives recommendations about how to protect it from UV rays and how to moisturize it.
8. A filter mask.
The Breaze Mask is a futuristic anti-pollution mask. It can even capture very small particles that jeopardize our health from the bacteria we get.
9. A flexible TV set.
OLED – Organic Light-Emitting Diode – is a type of display technology that makes it possible to reach dark black levels from ultra-thin screens while, at the same time, making TVs more efficient and eco-friendly.
It weighs about 4.5 lbs. and is fixed to the wall with a magnetic backing.
10. A smart door lock.
The August Smart Lock turns your existing system into a keyless door lock. You can control your front door from your smartphone, so no matter where you are in the world, you can open up to friends, family, and your favorite service providers while still keeping your home safe and secure.
No, These People Aren’t Real – They’re Just AI-Generated Images!
This tech is both fascinating and scary!
Yes, folks, you've read that headline right. Those pictures above - and the following you will see below - are NOT real people. They're just a bunch of photos generated by artificial intelligence!
It's a fascinating type of tech but somehow, it's also pretty scary if you think about it. The images look convincingly realistic that anyone would easily believe they're pictures of real human beings.
According to a report by PetaPixel, NVIDIA researchers have "published a new paper on easily customizing the style of realistic faces created by a generative adversarial network (GAN)." Yes, folks, you've read that headline right. Those pictures above - and the following you will see below - are NOT real people. They're just a bunch of photos generated by artificial intelligence! ...
Clever App Buzzes Phone When You Approach Places Where Women Made History
“Google knows as we do that it’s not that women don’t make history — it’s that we don’t honor them for it.”
What do your phone and feminism have in common? Once you download the new SPARK Movement Women on the Map Google Field Trip app, the answer will be everything.
The creators of the Women on the Map app are concerned that females who have made significant achievements don't get honored in the same way that men do. So SPARK, a girl-fueled feminist movement, is bringing women’s history into the digital age.
This Brilliant Guy Has The Perfect Solution To Reducing Plastic Waste
This will reduce the plastic problem and help farmers at the same time!
Plastic pollution is undeniably one of the biggest problems in the world today. Experts have warned us over and over about this and fortunately, some are coming up with brilliant solutions.
Case in point, this young entrepreneur from Indonesia has invented a great alternative to plastic that's now being hailed by many as a a real game-changer - seaweed packaging!