We live in a miraculous age, where sci-fi wonders are part of everyday life. You don’t think so? How about the fact that we carry tiny, absurdly powerful computers around in our pockets?
It was just a generation or two ago when computers took up entire buildings and were used only for doing math and launching missiles. Now we take our phones out when we want to know the name of a song, and we get annoyed when they don't recognize it quickly enough while also giving us directions and letting us talk to someone 3,000 miles away.
That would have seemed like science fiction not too long ago—just like these 11 inventions might today. But these are some of the crazy new gadgets and ideas that might end up changing the world. This is the stuff that the future is made of.