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Today’s When Science Fiction Becomes Reality, is more of a look forward. To 5 things I wish were a reality but which haven’t quite made it yet.

Microchip – The microchip. It has featured in science fiction for years and yet I still don’t have one. Sure you can get small computer chips but they don’t do what I think they should. In my mind the microchip should be inserted under the skin and from there allow:

~ Communication: like a very small mobile

~ Security: Instead of key’s or swipe access cards you just hold up your arm and the inserted chip does the rest.

~ Banking: No more cash or credit cards, it’s all stored on your chip. Just hold your arm over the checkout scanner and it’s done.

BiobulbBacteria/Organic Power –  I spoke about this one in more detail a few weeks back but the whole idea just fascinates me. I would love to have an apartment lit my the soothing glow of plants or colonies of bacteria. And talk about efficiency! Goodby power bill- the lights are now powered by a self-restoring ecosystem.


Hover Transport – This one is a classic, its been around for so long. Then why don’t I have a hover skateboard??? The concept was thought up so long ago that I am honestly shocked that these aren’t sold in every toy store. Not to mention hover-cars. I’m keeping an eye out for that Kickstarter project, that’s for sure!


Pill Food – I don’t know how many other people feel this way, but sometimes finding, making and eating food feels like such a waste of time! I cant wait until an entire meal can be packed into a single pill. So you just grab a pack swallow one down and BAM you’re full. Think of the time it would save! Not only that but it would make disaster relief so much easier- instead of carting huge lots of food you just take in a carton of these pills.


Teleportation – Another one that has been around for ever. Think how much time you spend traveling every day, to your work, back home. Taking the kids to soccer practice etc. It would be so much easier if you could just jump onto the telepad and appear right at the front door. There’s still some kinks that need to be worked out in the science of this but I can’t wait for it to happen!


What technology do you want to get your hands on?

What special gadgets do your sci-fi characters have?

My new character Nova has a couple of the items mentioned above; my way of living vicariously through her!

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