Movies That Inspired Real-Life Inventions: Movies That Showed Us What's Possible

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Minority Report

This Steven Spielberg movie is said to have inspired a company called Bidooh to use facial recognition to track the audience consuming their ads.

2001: A Space Odyssey

The Newspad in this Stanley Kubrick film is said to have inspired the Apple iPad, which was first released in 2010.

Back To The Future Part II

In the film, Marty puts on Nike Air Mag shoes that have self-tying laces. In 2016, Nike launched a real version of the same which would tighten to the wearer's foot.

Total Recall

The film features a car being driven by a robot, the 'Johnny cab', which had companies trialling technology to invent a self-driven vehicle.

Iron Man

This Robert Downey Jr starrer had Richard Browning developing a jet-powered suit that had an altitude limit of 12,000 feet.

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