We also look at some interesting technology depicted in popular movies, and find out how close to reality sci-fi has become.Although, sadly, we're still a long way off from colonising the solar system, and thankfully, don't have to worry about AI taking over the world.JU THICK' Make your ow Th UFO video editorial When sci-fi meets reality If you took this month's Digit, and gave it to someone in 1979, they'd ask you whether it was some new sci-fi pubhcation.That's the beauty of technology and the way it has exploded into our lives over the past three decades.For example, after Atari, Nintendo and Sega got us used to playing computer games on our home TVs back in the 80s, nothing, not even the powerful PS3 from Sony was really an eye-opener.I don't mean to be a wet blan- ket, but from the early 80s to sometime in November 2006, if you wanted to play video games, you needed a comfortable chair or a sofa.Ltd C/o KPT House, Plot 41/13, Sector 30, Vashi (Near Sanpada Railway Station), Navi Mumbai 400 703 Phone: 9666 Fax: 9540, 9640 Cover Design Andre Rodrigues Tell us what you feel about Digit Each month, Digit walks through the technology maze to bring you the most relevant, and the most researched stories.
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It's almost as if most of humanity's inven- tions are the result of our sci-fi fed imagi- nations, and research dollars spent to make those dreams a reality.
The internet, the moon landings, handheld computers, tiny cameras, robotic assembly lines, artificial satellites, word-wide TV networks, instanta- neous information flow, the orgasmatron, all of this was "imagined" by sci-fi writers as much as a century before even rudimentary versions of these were available.
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Perhaps it's because I've been a sci-fi bookworm from the age of five, or because of my constant exposure to technology at Digit over the years; but nothing shocks me anymore.