A world with lightsabers, advanced computer operating system like the one in "Her", or the ability to instantly download any skill to our brains a-la "The Matrix," would be an incredible world to live in.

The technology dreamed up in science fiction movies and shows are inspiring real scientific research, and we're closer to making some of them a reality than you might think.

The company Voucher Cloud created this graphic that highlights eight different kinds of science fiction technology, and how close we are to really developing them.

Faster-than-light travel is pretty far beyond our reach (sorry Neil deGrasse Tyson), but we've got a shot at the other seven, and we're already fairly close to developing some of them.

Future Technology in Films grapic Voucher Cloud