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Touchscreens are a bit less impressive these days, but in 2002, manipulating a giant screen with gloves looked like a good time, even if it was in the pursuit of would-be criminals.
Sure, it’s pretty trippy to think about how one could get sucked into a videogame. The cooler piece of tech in this movie is the light cycleu2013 a sleek motorcycle that dissolves into something a little thinner and a little longer than the case for your glasses. And it glows. Beauty and function — get on it, Honda.
Back to the Future
It’s weirdly easy to imagine a mechanic walking out of the garage, wiping an oily wrench with a towel, to tell you your flux capacitor’s busted. Between parts and labor, we don’t want to know what Marty McFly’s bill might be.
Last year, movie-goers took a look at a future operating system so advanced, that humans — or maybe just Joaquin Phoenix — fell in love with it. Reality check: Siri’s going to be lonely a while longer.
From the suit itself to the interface Jarvis (wondering how Jarvis and Samantha from Her would get along, by the way), Ironman offers a lot of tech. Most astounding, especially if you’ve seen Iron Man 3, is how just one guy makes so many suits.
Forget teleportation, try transferring conscious to an alien being.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The achievement of the tech in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is converting what looks like a large colander into a machine that can pinpoint and erase memories.
Don’t ask for an in-depth explanation, but it does look like there are a lot of tubes involved in tapping into a sleeping person’s dreams.