Since Star Wars was first premiered in May of 1977, it has caught the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world. Technology is all around us today and nearly everything we do in the modern age revolves around the use of it to accomplish a task. The Star Wars universe has tons of advanced technology that could one day become a reality and have tremendous usefulness in real life. This paper will focus on the history, application, and function of several important pieces of technology in the Star Wars universe and the potential real-life counterparts’ application and practicality.
The science fiction technologies portrayed in movies, books, and video games have captivated people for generations. Many of the technologies that we see today have been derived in some form from science fiction. Many of the technologies shown in science fiction will forever stay as science fiction, but there are still many technologies that can become reality. Due to the rapid technological growth that the eve of the 21st century has brought with it, the iconic technologies portrayed in science fiction such as railguns, space travel, and fusion energy sources may become reality sooner than previously thought as research and prototypes of several of these technologies are already in development.