How much fun was it to watch science fiction movies when you were younger and imagine if the products they used would ever be available in the future? Smart watches from Inspector Gadget, talking robot maids from The Jetsons, video calling on Star Trek: it all seemed so exciting and yet so far away.

We stumbled upon this fun BuzzFeed article that illuminates 31 science fiction products that are actually available today! It was so fun to look through the article and see how this technology has been invented (and reinvented) for today’s modern world.

Here are a few of our favorites from the list:

Star Trek Virtual Display Device, Google Glass

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The Jetsons Robot Vacuum, Roomba

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Minority Report Heads-Up Displays, Air Touch Technology

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2001: A Space Odyssey Phone Booth, Video Conferencing

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And yes, in case you were wondering, self-tying power laces from Back to the Future will be a reality in 2015, according to Nike:


Is your company stuck in the past and still using audio or web conferencing? C’mon, it’s 2014, give video conferencing a test drive today.