Vanity Fair combed through episodes of the 1980s cartoon to find the imaginary products that we now use everyday.

It has been 30 years since the cartoon classic Inspector Gadget premiered on televisions screens everywhere, and although it only lasted two series, the show remains in syndication to this day. To celebrate the anniversary of the clueless bionic detective, his computer-savvy niece Penny and their bipedal dog Brain, Vanity Fair trawled through all 86 episodes to see which gadgets and gizmos now exist as real products we couldn’t live without.

Penny, the true detective on the show, is a technological whiz-kid and it is her computer book that seems to have predicted many elements we see in daily life today.

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