The Post Quiz: Dr Frankenstein's Inspirations

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The Post Quiz: Dr Frankenstein's Inspirations

A robot posing as Rodin's 'Thinker'

You like science fiction, of course you do. Ever stop to think what science fiction has wrought, besides collectibles? New inventions, of course. Sci-fi has inspired inventors for over a century now.

Match these sci-fi originals to their RL counterparts, inspired by the stories.

Science FictionTechnology Fact
  1. Star Trek communicator
  2. Universal Translator
  3. PADD
  4. Fahrenheit 451's parlor walls
  5. Dick Tracy's two-way wrist communicator
  6. Rosie on The Jetsons
  7. Philip Dick's vidphones
  8. Princess Leia's message
  9. Tricorder
  10. Phaser
  • Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response rifle
  • Hoovering robots
  • Holograms
  • Google Goggles
  • Mobile
  • Video telephones
  • Vscan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Touch screen
  • Watch phone

For answers, click the pic below.

The book cover of Star Trek - The Motion Picture by Gene Roddenberry, 1979
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