10 joke technologies that became reality

Tech fiction that made the transition to the real world

Crazy tech ideas have long been good comedy fodder. But what of the fiction that became fact? We've found 10 examples of joke technology that made it into the real world.



John Brandon (Twitter, Google+) has covered gadgets and cars for the past 12 years having published over 12,000 articles and tested nearly 8,000 products. He's nothing if not prolific. Before starting his writing career, he led an Information Design practice at a large consumer electronics retailer in the US. His hobbies include deep sea exploration, complaining about the weather, and engineering a vast multiverse conspiracy.