Tech we took from science fiction

Tech prophecies from sci-fi films, books, and TV shows that became reality.

By Patrick Miller, PCWorld |  Offbeat, popular science, robotics

The Matrix / World of Warcraft

In The Matrix, mankind is enslaved by machines in a virtual world that exists only to keep people too busy to rebel. Blizzard did one better and got mankind to pay $15 a month for the privilege. Result: Keanu is sad.

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