Remember when mobile phones were a futuristic, fictional idea? These days, our cellphones can do just about anything, but they’re still a far cry from what visionaries dreamed they could be. From time travel to car control, some of the most amazing fictional phones pack features we can only dream of. But others are light years ahead of their time, predicting today’s trends like wearable devices and phablets. Here are 10 of the most incredible fictional phones.
The term “bat phone” now refers to a private telephone line that deals specifically with urgent, high-priority calls. The saying was Inspired by the bright red phone in the Batman TV series from the 60’s that connected Commissioner Gordon to the masked superhero. The phone, which glowed when it rang, also carried a tracking device that could be used in case of emergency.