In the year 2013, an Illinois man convinced several investors to fund a revolutionary medical device, to the tune of over $25 million.
He called it the "McCoy Home Health Tablet", and promised it would instantly deliver patient data to doctors.
In other words, he was mimicking the legendary Tricorder from Star Trek, even naming it after Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, the blue-clad, very irritable medical officer from the 1960s show.
His results came out unfruitful, and infact he was apprehended for his crimes. But as a testimony of how time flies, and the inter-play between science fictions or ilusions with regards to the movie and the real world. Less than two years later the Tricoder does exist and is adobted as a working tool in the medical world.