Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bond Gadets

Bond gadgets: Never say they will never work - tech - 28 May 2008 - New Scientist Tech: "Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, was born 100 years ago today. But while his hero's Cold War concerns may have dated, some of Bond's gadgets have not.

Some movies and stories used existing technologies such as jetpacks (Dr No), autogyros (You Only Live Twice) and GPS-capable phones (Casino Royale). But many of Bond's toys were way ahead of their time – and only now are we beginning to catch up."

1 comment:

Doc Quatermass said...

Interesting, but as with observations that the likes of authors like Jules Verne and H.G. Welles were far sighted for conceiving of inventions before they were reality, coming up with a technological concept for a story and contributing to discovering the science and adapting or inventing technology to make that concept a reality are two very different things.