'Extant': 9 Futuristic Gadgets We Want Now
We tuned into tonight's premiere of CBS's new sci-fi drama Extant hoping to see Halle Berry float around in space and get knocked up by an alien. And we certainly saw that. (We think.) But we also spent the hour gawking at all the cool gadgets on display in the near-future setting, from driverless cars to robot children. And we want them all, now.
In a conference call with reporters, Extant executive producers Mickey Fisher and Greg Walker said they intentionally didn't specify how far in the future the show is set — which allowed their imaginations to run wild. "We try to imagine a future that is accessible, and a lot of times what would be a logical evolution of the technology that we have. And then sometimes we invent these things for fun, just to bring a little bit of that future life to our world."
Our favorite parts of that future life? These nine items we're ready to order right now from an Amazon drone. (Shut up and take our money!)
1. The touchscreen bathroom mirror display
Check the weather and manage your to-do list, all while shaving in the morning? Yes, please.
2. The garbage can
For Halle Berry's astronaut character Molly Woods, "taking out the trash" means hauling a sealed metal cartridge outside to a pristine clear disposal area. No more unwieldy garbage bags… and no smell!