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Poll: Most Exciting Science Fiction Inventions

Science fiction ideas or fantasies are one of the most creative sources for storytelling. Some of these inventions have even been reproduced in real life. Okay, they didn't build a time machine, yet. But meanwhile mobiles & transparent aluminium are real. Which of these mostly fictional inventions is your favorite? Beam your thoughts here.

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    Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future (1985)

    Doc Brown's flux-capacitor
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    Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

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    Tommy Lee Jones and Linda Fiorentino in Men in Black (1997)

    The memory erasing tool of agent Kay
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Berenger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, and Ken Watanabe in Inception (2010)

    Cobb's inception device, live dream manipulation
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    Bruce Willis in Surrogates (2009)

    Surreys (real-life-avatars)
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    Rod Taylor in The Time Machine (1960)

    H. George Wells' time machine
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    Albert Finney in Looker (1981)

    The stunning gun and the stun-ray deflecting goggles
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    Michael Dickman, Samantha Morton, and Matthew Dickman in Minority Report (2002)

    Director Lamar Burgess' precognition machine
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    Sebastian Caine's invisibility injection fluid
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    Ghostbusters (1984)

    Dr. Egon Spengler's ghost bait & store system
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984)

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    Pacific Rim (2013)

    More than skycraper high robots called Jaegers, which have to be steered by the brain power and moves of two people inside, simultaneously
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    Chris Pine in Star Trek (2009)

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    Harold Ramis in Ghostbusters (1984)

    Dr. Egon Spengler's backpack accelerator stream weapon
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    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

    Nanomites, nanometer-sized technical machines that can be programmed for each purpose
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    Christopher Walken in Brainstorm (1983)

    Thought or dream recording and/or projecting machines
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    James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, and Alex Henteloff in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

    Scotty's transparent aluminium
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    The Fly (1986)

    Seth Brundle's teleporter cabins
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    Tom Cruise and Neal McDonough in Minority Report (2002)

    Randello pukesticks
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    Akihiko Hirata, Momoko Kôchi, and Akira Takarada in Godzilla (1954)

    Dr. Daisuke Serizawa's oxygen destroyer
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    Paul Rudd in Ant-Man (2015)

    The Pym particles and the size changing devices
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    Delroy Lindo in The Core (2003)

    Brazzelton's unobtainium-shield
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    The Final Cut (2004)

    Life time memory recording microchips
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    Walter Koenig, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, and Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

    mobiles ... err ... communicators
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    Robert Patrick in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

    Liquid metal, which is constantly formed by a fast running artificial intelligence
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    Roddy Piper in They Live (1988)

    The Alien revealing glasses of the Street Preacher
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    William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, and Catherine Hicks in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

    Bones' Pills that repair or grow inner organs
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    James Cromwell, Jonathan Frakes, and LeVar Burton in Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

    Zefram Cochrane's WARP speed engine
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bob Tzudiker in Total Recall (1990)

    Artificial memory implants Suggested by brijeshmarand
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    Colin Clive and Dwight Frye in Frankenstein (1931)

    Henry Frankenstein's electric resuscitation machine - electric resuscitation of bodies, assembled from free body parts by murky scientific surgery Suggested by brijeshmarand

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