7 James Bond Gadgets That Have Been Real
In the James Bond spy movie series, there is the character Kew, who regularly supplies 007 with the most fantastic devices developed in his lab. Years go by, and many of the devices that seemed at the time of the release of old films, almost as if by magic, now exist quite successfully. And today we will tell about the 7 James Bond gadgets that have become real to our time.
In the 1977 film “The Spy Who Loved Me,” James Bond leaves the chase in a car that can not only drive on the roads, but also swim underwater. As a basis for this vehicle, the Lotus Esprit serial machine, upgraded specifically for filming, was taken.
But in 2008, a real serial underwater vehicle, the Rinspeed Squba, appeared on sale. He knows how to immerse to a depth of 10 meters and swim there slowly, allowing passengers to admire the beauty of the underwater world.
True, the Rinspeed Squba is a convertible. So you can swim under water in it only using scuba gear for breathing.
Car running mobile phone
The film from “Bondiana” with the title “Tomorrow Will Never Die Never” was released in 1997, when millions of the inhabitants of the Earth already used mobile phones. True, the functionality of these devices was minimal. And so the BMW 750iL looked absolutely fantastic, which, thanks to the genius of Kew, could be controlled with the help of the “cellular” one.
Time has passed, and now such technologies can be found in the real world. As an example, a miniature car Hitachi Ropits, which, indeed, can be controlled using a smartphone. This vehicle can drive offline – all you have to do is to indicate the end point on the screen of your phone, and the car itself will bring you there in integrity and safety.
In other versions of modern cars using a smartphone, you can lock and open the central locking, as well as control some of the functions of the car, including the audio system and air conditioning.
Not only James Bond himself, but also his opponents, for example, the killer Scaramanga from the film “The Man with the Golden Gun”, had unusual cars with unprecedented functionality at the time of the release of films about agent 007. Departing from the pursuit of the British super spy, his opponent attaches wings to his car and flies away.
Now there are already cars that can move not only on the ground, but also across the sky. At the same time, they do not even need to manually attach the wings – they are moving forward at the moment when the driver decided to make his vehicle fly.
One of the most popular modern flying cars is AeroMobil. This brainchild of Slovak engineers can reach a speed of 200 kilometers per hour in the air and fly up to 700 km on a single full tank.
Jetpack – this is very common in science fiction and films about superheroes vehicle. He took advantage of this, flying away from the balcony, and James Bond performed by Sean Connery in the movie “Fireball”.
In recent years, jetpacks, indeed, moved from the section “fiction” to “real means of transportation.” True, so far the widespread use of such devices is not in question.
The most famous and promising model of the modern jetpack is the Martin Jetpack device, which will soon be available for sale at a price of 117 thousand US dollars. It is expected that the commercial model of this jetpack will be able to rise to a height of 2.5 km and fly at speeds up to 100 kilometers per hour.
James Bond himself did not use gadgets in the form of a robot dog on the radio. He only watched in the movie “License to Kill” how the ingenious inventor Kew plays with a prototype of such a device, which was designed to collect secret information. Decades passed, and now similar developments are available to almost every family with a child.