As I was in bed last night, listening to the dog lick itself, I got to thinking about some of my favorite things that I’d love to see made into a reality. So here they are in no particular order:
The hover car–I’d love to be able to make my own way to work. Of course, what we saved in road maintaince we’d roll into home maintanence as we crushed roofs when we flew over.
Transporter–I don’t have to justify this, the benefits are self-evident.
Food syntesizer–Wouldn’t this be great for the environment? No waste would be generated. You could have gourmet meals for one. Calories could be counted. No refrigerators with science experiments growing in the vegetable bins.
The Nautulius–Okay, sure, we have submarines, but for opulence and luxury nothing beats Jules Verne’s invention. Add in that it can go all the way to the bottom of the ocean, and that’s just pretty darn cool. I’d love to spend a week there.
The Space Station–Not the hodgepodge in space but the ringed one like in Babylon 5 with artifical gravity. Okay, I would include a lunar or Mars base in this category or an underwater one.
A communicator–not the handy cell phones that we have now, I want one that can beam me up (although this comes the closest to being actual technology)
A stargate–if a transporter isn’t a possibility due to the Hisenberg uncertainty principle, then build a stable wormhole from crossing time and space. Think of the feul savings and the lack of contrail experiments.
A dragon–Hearing these wonderful beasties were nothing but explanations for dinosaur bones about broke my heart. I want a dragon that can fly and breathe fire. I’d take care of it. I promise.
A disintegrating ray–Taking out the trash would never be easier, plus you could funnel all the moleculer into a synthesizer. The ultimate recycling machine.
A tractor beam–Towing would be a snap and as a bonus you should be able to reverse it and prevent people from hitting your hover car. Of course, we would have to give up the high speed car chases.
So what are you favorite fictional inventions?