I have often noticed that our life has been greatly improved by futuristic science fiction films. Things that were special effects in films a few years ago are now part and parcel of our daily lives. Think of mobile phones, tablet devices, voice recognition technology – our life today has had a great helping hand from the imagination of these people.
Some things would have been invented anyway, of course, so we cannot give full credit to Hollywood but it is nice to see that some people look at items that are almost too futuristic for words and say to themselves, “Hmm, I wonder if I can make one of those.”
Science fiction is not the only source of inspiration, it seems. Action and gangster movies do affect our lives regularly. Perhaps it’s a matter of someone in a security department wondering how he can out-fox Bruce Willis in the event of a Willis-led team storming his facility.
Perhaps it’s a matter of someone in a car company hoping that he will never be kidnapped by the mob:
This is a picture of a lever inside the trunk of a car I rented recently in America.