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Amazing STAR WARS Technology That Exists in Real Life

Screaming starships capable of faster-than-light travel. Samurai-style blades made of pure, focused energy. Motorcycles that careen through thickly settled forests, hovering off the ground in direct defiance of gravity. These are but a few of the many technological marvels that populate the wild, world of Star Wars.

Since May 25, 1977, the inventions of the galaxy far, far away have captivated the hearts and minds of multiple generations of moviegoers who longed to see X-wings, lightsabers, and speeder bikes come to life. Now some 38 years later, space fantasy is becoming reality as what was once considered science fiction is transformed into real, usable, tangible inventions. With approximately one month remaining until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, there’s no better time than to celebrate the awe-inspiring Star Wars technology that exists in real life. Today on The Dan Cave, we’re going to do exactly that.

Speaking of Star Wars technology in real life, HP is bringing the galaxy far, far away to your home with their new Star Wars Special Edition Notebook. The fully armed and operational laptop lets you harness the power of the dark side to send e-mails, play games, and much more. Plus, there is all manner of awesome, rare Star Wars content pre-loaded, including 1,100 archival photos and concept art. So thank you for sponsoring today’s show, HP, and thank you for sending me even deeper into the Sarlacc pit known as Star Wars fandom.


What Star Wars technology in real life has you most excited? What would you still like to see come to life? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below, then be sure to check out our holiday gift guide to see what you should get for the Star Wars fan in your life.

Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about The Avengers and Star Wars. You can talk to him all about the galaxy far, far away on Twitter (@Osteoferocious).

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