Five Futuristic Movie Cooking Tools We Wish Were Real
I'm thinking of a huge beer...
Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is tough enough without a food replicator. Since the birth of the science fiction genre, movie-technology has inspired creative invention in the real world. So, scientists and think tanks, let's put the Star Wars Strategic Defense-enhancements down for a second, and get cranking on some of these futuristic movies' ideas for food. It'll make the holidays, and cooking for drunk family members, much easier.
Technically the Replicator is a "matter converter." Nerds.
1. The Replicator - Star Trek
Aside from the making Thanksgiving cooking easier, it would end a few problems worldwide -- like that "hunger" issue.
Mom sure can hydrate a pizza.
Back to the Future Part II
2. Hydrator - Back to the Future Part II (1989)
You remember the scene? It's dinner at the futuristic house in Hill Valley, and Mom McFly opens a tiny foil bag and drops a (product placement!) Pizza Hut pizza small enough to fit in your palm on a plate. She drops it in a Black & Decker (more product placement!) "Hydrator," says "Hydrate level four please!" and, after a few seconds, it comes out regular sized-and piping hot. Sure microwaves do roughly the same thing, but we humans have a love of devices that make small things really, really big.
It's a light saber, meets a bread slicer!
3. Bread Slicer / Toaster- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
It's simple: it's a bread knife that toasts bread as you slice it. Bad. Ass.
"Would you like that sous-vide?"
4. An iRobot - iRobot (2004)
Will Smith's reservations be damned, iRobots' extraordinary speed, agility and strength allows them to slice carrots at Iron Chef America speed.
The Fifth Element (1997)
5. The Flying Food Cart - The Fifth Element (1997)
For high-rise office workers and second-floor & above apartment dwellers, this is a dream come true. Imagine propping open your 17th-floor window, and seeing a Chinese food cart puttering towards you in mid-air. It's how Bruce Willis ate a meal after being fired from his Flying Taxi job.
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