Updated 19 May, 2013, 5:16 pm IST
Movie technology we’d love to see for real
| by Karan Shah
With so many sci-fi movies being announced, our thirst for technological progress will never be quenched. From the Batmans, to the Ironmans, to the G. I. Joes, the gadgets they have been using are simply mesmerizing. And this hasn’t just happened. Right since the time when Star Trek and Back to the Future were released, these movies presented an escape route from the real world to us dreamers. Here’s a light read on the movie technology we’d love to see commercialized in real life…
Nike MAG Back to the future shoes
The cult classic from the ‘80s had Marty McFly flaunt a whole new level of cool with his auto fit Nike MAG shoes. The movie was produced by the visionary Steven Spielberg and gave kids and adults alike a chance to dream and peek into the future. Here’s how the shoes worked. When you put your foot in them, the laces would automatically tighten and the shoes would basically fit around your foot.
Self strappin' shoes!
Coming back to the present, if we could see something like that in our oh-so-busy lives, we’d definitely be the first ones to purchase the shoes. They could have an internal padding that could inflate if you have skinny feet, so that one size fits all. Wear them when it rains, wear them when it’s sunny, wear them in your bed; because if these shoes come true, we’ll all be living the good life again!
Nike have already got a limited edition Back to the future shoes as part of their ‘It’s about time’ collection but hey, besides the cool lights we also want self lacing, self drying shoes that automatically strap onto our feet! Nothing more. Yes, it’s about time.
BatPod and Tron Bike (The Light Cycle)
Arguably two of the coolest looking bikes ever designed, BatPod and Tron Bike are very much in existence. The only problem? They’re just prototypes with pretty much no chance that they will ever be sold commercially (as of now). To think about it, these bikes don’t really fly or do anything out of the ordinary (and hence don’t break any rules), then why not have a few limited edition ones out! Minus the ammunition, obviously.
For those living inside a box, the BatPod is Batman’s bike and it is his go-to machine if he wants to chill around the streets of BatLand Gotham City while fighting a criminal or two. It would come out of the Bat Mobile, but we’re okay if that’s not possible. No worries, whatsoever. Just give us the BatPod and we’ll ride the streets like never before!
The Tron Bike was used in the movie Tron in a couple of brilliant action sequences. It became so popular that a number of arcade games were launched after the movie as well. This bike from the future is one of the sexiest looking bikes around and while some may have qualms about how to turn using this bike or how their backs would feel while riding this, we’re looking at the bigger picture here. Some super awesome designing coupled with an absolute futuristic look makes us wish it becomes commercially available in the near future.
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