Do you remember the first time you watched Star Trek and saw Captain Kirk order food from a machine and it magically appeared? They called it a Food Synthesizer. How bad did you want one of those? Just imagine at 1:00 in the morning walking up to a wall and saying, “Taco Grande” and have it pop out of the wall. How many late night trips to Taco Bell would that have saved you? In later Star Trek series we were introduced to the replicator. This device was similar, but was also able to create objects such as spare parts. That would have come in handy last week when a gear broke on my ATV. Instead of having to locate the part online and wait a week for it I could have just gone over to the replicator and ordered one up. Too bad that stuff is just science fiction – or maybe it’s not. Check out the video below to see how close we are to having a replicator in our garage. Right now they are not available for the average home, but with the speed at which technology moves nowadays, I bet we will see these in homes sooner than you might think.
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