10 Reasons Why You’re Already Living In The Future

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1. We sent a 2,000 lb, nuclear-powered robot to Mars.

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2. With Intuit GoPayment, your phone or tablet is now a mobile credit card terminal.

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3. The Back To The Future Hoverboard is now more science than fiction.

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What basically happens is a superconductor (the frozen disc) gets suspended within a magnetic field causing this quantum levitation to happen.

4. We can now grow our own organs for transplant.

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Using stem cells from a patient’s own body, scientists have been able to regrow an increasingly wider range of body parts like the trachea seen above.

5. You can run like the wind even if you don’t have any legs.

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This photo taken on August 14, 2012 shows Thin Seng Hon (L) running during a training session at the national Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh. It has the world’s highest percentage of amputees yet Cambodia is sending just one athlete to the Paralympics, an event critics say increasingly favours nations that can afford the latest high tech gear. Thin Seng Hon, who was born without a fully formed right leg, will be Cambodia’s sole representative in London early next month when she competes in the 100m and 200m sprints in the below-the-knee amputee category. AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHY (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/GettyImages)

6. Driving only on land is so last century.

7. We have robots fighting our wars now.

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8. Supercharger stations will soon let electric cars drive cross country for free.

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These stations will be solar powered and actually generate more energy back to the electrical grid than it uses to charge cars.

9. You can wear a computer as glasses.

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10. You can ride a bike made of cardboard!

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Costing only $9 and able to support up to 485 lbs, this bike made of recyclable materials brings affordable transportation to the masses worldwide.

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