Truth can be stranger than fiction at times, but there are moments when fiction does inspire some amazing technological advancements in the real world. For those who have watched “Wanted” that starred Angelina Jolie a few years back, you would have seen how the Fraternity’s assassins were able to curve bullets – but knowing that achieving such level of marksmanship in real life is impossible, perhaps the next best thing that is considered to be “doable” – would be to roll out bullets that are capable of changing directions in mid-flight.
I am quite sure that just about all of us have experienced this before – you walk into a building, and have pretty decent network coverage on your smartphone, only to discover later on that in certain areas of the building, the network coverage magically drops to zero. Zilch. Nada. That can prove to be rather frustrating at times, especially if you tend to walk around during a conversation. Is there a way to remedy such a situation? Well, the UK government has arrived at an agreement with local operators to solve these network coverage woes, where the likes of EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will invest a whopping minimum figure of £5 billion in order to improve mobile infrastructure by 2017. The end result? To provide 90% of the UK with voice as well as text coverage.