So to go hand in hand with my last post about cool technologies I wish existed, here’s a list of technologies from Star Wars that actually exist.
1. Speeder Bikes: From Return of the Jedi; the price for one of these bad boys is a mere sum somewhere between $50,000-100,000 (pocket change, obviously)
2. Laser Canons: The US Navy started using the Laser Weapon System in 2014. Sadly there are no “pew-pew” sound effects
3. Floating Probe Drones: From The Empire Strikes Back; vBat is a drone vision camera that is primarily used to pick up things
4. Remotes (Miniature Hover Bots): NASA made SPHERES, a little spherical robot commanded by astronauts in space
5. Prosthetic Limbs with Feeling: DARPA has created prosthetic limbs (ReNET) that are capable of feeling; although this is still in beta