Movies are not only escapist fantasy, but often serve as inspiration. Dream it up for a film, and someone, somewhere will start working on making it a reality. The many hi-tech surveillance gadgets James Bond used have real-life counterparts that exist today. While some were developed independently, we can’t help but wonder how many of these would not exist if it weren’t for the Bond films. For example,
9. X-Ray Glasses
Pierce Brosnan looked great playing James Bond in the 1999 movie The World is Not Enough. He sported some x-ray glasses in that film that helped him do undercover surveillance and, inadvertently, get a closer look under the dresses of some lovely ladies. Anyone who has been through an airport knows that x-ray scanners are already being used in the real world, but x-ray glasses have also been developed. X-Reflect glasses are just one option, and in 2014 Google unveiled their X-Goggles at a San Francisco expo. Such glasses could be fun to wear for anyone who is looking to play spy, or they may be of great use to the handful of people in the world who actually are spies.
Read about ten such surveillance gadgets that became reality at Money Inc.