We all watch the movies for a bit of escapism and whilst we are immersed in that fantasy world for about 90 minutes , some films tease our imaginations with an array of cool gadgets and ideas that we would just love to have in our real lives. Here is my list of personal favourites that I would so want to be around in the real world, what would you choose?
The Time Machine from Back to the Future
Probably a dangerous thing to wish for really but the opportunity to travel back in time in Doc Brown’s classic DeLorean has to be among the most sought after sci-fi gadgets ever invented. The nifty flux capacitator made time travel not only possible, but very easy. What wouldn’t we give to have the opportunity of nipping out to the garage and skipping back to all the good bits in life to enjoy over again or maybe even change?
Lightsaber from Star Wars
Okay it is hard to see what functional use in the modern world a Lightsaber would be, although the look on the face of a would be mugger when you whipped out that weapon of choice would be interesting to say the least. A Sci-Fi based gadget list is incomplete without the most legendary movie weapon of all time and it would probably earn you some deeper respect from your partner
Teleporter from Star Trek
If you can’t be bothered to go to the garage and fire up the DeLorean for some time travel then why not get yourself around effortlessly in real time with this legendary Star Trek tool. It would have so many cool uses to get you out of a tight spot or even a boring meeting, just say the magic words “Beam Me Up” and you could be anywhere you want to be and have a lot of fun turning up at places unexpectedly.
Contact Lenses from I-Spy
These special contact lenses rigged with camera and microphone were featured in Shanghai Knight and were used to help Eddie Murphy give Owen Wilson seduction lessons on a date night. It worked for him and bad romance became a thing of the past but not sure I would be choosing Eddie Murphy to give me dating tips. I suppose this gadget might actually be already available if you work for a government agency but let’s hope they don’t use it for dating.
The Neuralyzer from Men in Black
Now there must be better uses for this device other than keeping the presence of aliens on Earth a secret by wiping memories. The Neuralyzer could get a lot of use in a typical relationship, forgotten a birthday or anniversary, just whip out this handy tool and all is forgiven and forgotten.
Touch Screen from Minority Report
There is a geek in virtually all of us trying to get out and who could fail to be impressed when Tom Cruise navigated his way around an amazing interactive touch screen that was made in gadget heaven. Maybe Microsoft’s Kinect could one day look like this, it would certainly make doing your spreadsheets and sales forecasts at the office a lot more interesting.
Remote Control from Click
How much fun could we have with this implausible but much wanted gadget . Being able to pause, fast forward or slow down time would be super cool and very useful. You could skip work every day with the fast forward button and like in the film with Adam Sandler, you could slow down special moments or even change the language you speak in. Who wouldn’t want one of those remote controls if they ever became available
Point Of View Gun from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Well if you don’t agree with the choices listed in this article then with one pull of the trigger of this special gun all that will change. The point of view gun does exactly what it says on the tine – just point it at someone and pull the trigger, they instantly see things from your point of view. Could this be the answer to the perfect relationship, getting your partner to see your point of view without the need for an argument. Keep dreaming and enjoying those classic movie moments, now back to reality.
Written by Samantha Harvey, a movie fan and gadget addict on behalf of Casino Mate