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7 Star Wars technologies you did not know existed

29 Dec 2015  | Michael Heflin

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5. Cyborgs

Cybernetics is perhaps most prominently featured in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, where General Grievous' physical body was almost entirely replaced by mechanical prostheses, while his mind (arguably) remained intact. Everyone's favourite OG villain, Darth Vader also famously lived in a cybernetic suit of armour. Although not nearly as physically flashy in application as some of the film's cyborg components, people are beginning to incorporate cyborg technology in their everyday life – like Neil Harbisson, who had an antenna placed in his skull.

6. Robotic assembly lines

Remember when our heroes Anakin and Padme were trapped in the droid factory? Even if Attack of the Clones wasn't your favourite flick, the otherworldly scene of the robotic assembly line was pretty cool. Check out how closely this Kia Sportage production line resembles the human-less automated droid factory:

7. Holograms

Princess Leia's famous plea to Obi-Wan was delivered via holographic message in the original 1977 Star Wars film. Since then, holographic technology made appearances throughout the franchise. This technology appeared in reality a few years ago when long deceased Tupac Shakur made an appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

If you have any other examples of technologies from the iconic movie series that exist today, we would love to hear about them! Comments and conversations are welcomed and encouraged.

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