Do androids dream of electric toasters?

From the replicator to the Nutrimatic Drink Dispenser, we have seen the kitchen of the future. And it is awesome.

Sometimes watching sci-fi shows can be depressing. On the one hand, the imagination blossoms with all the possibilities the future holds. On the other hand, everything you see? You can't have it. Because you know what? You don't live in the future. Sorry. No gagh for you.

So it's with mixed feelings that I point you, dear readers, over to io9, who has put together a list of the best sci-fi kitchen gadgets. The list of neat things you can't have includes such wonders as the knife that toasts your bread while it cuts, and the Star Trek replicator, which pretty much conjures up whatever you want whenever you want it.

Eat your heart out. And try not to think about the fact that, here in the real world, we can't even get a freakin' Internet fridge worth buying .

About the author

Jennifer Guevin is managing editor at CNET, overseeing the ever-helpful How To section, special packages, and front-page programming. As a writer, she gravitates toward science, quirky geek culture stories, robots, and food. In real life, she mostly just gravitates toward food.

 

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