What are some gadgets, or words, or concepts that have been made into reality?

Are there any words or inventions that we use today that once only existed in movies and books? For example, the word "muggle" is now understood by people who might not have ever read the Harry Potter series. I also heard that Star Trek was the inspiration behind many of the new technology that we have today.

  • From a language point of view one that must be discussed is Shakespeare who introduced a number of words to the common English language, including gossip and swagger! – SaraiMW 6 years ago
  • The article should take a single writer and analyse all his predictions/creations in depth and multiple articles could be undertaken to cover more fandoms. For example, there are plenty of concepts that have since turned into reality in science fiction like that of Isaac Asimov and Arthur C Clarke. Jack London is another writer noted for his eerily accurate novels set in future times we now actually live in. – Dr. Vishnu Unnithan 4 years ago
  • There are hundreds of those in each category you mention. But what would be the endgame here? – T. Palomino 2 years ago

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