Maybe it's some sort of natural law, that every convenient gadget , invention or technology, no matter how fantastic or outright made-up that appears in fiction will eventually become a reality.
Two Way portable police communication
Vital Signs Monitors on Hospital Beds
Talking to your TV, and it talks back
Though it contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate...
And we've got ones that chirp too!
Granted the point's been made before how life imitates art, but maybe there should be more stories featuring jetpacks, consumer-use superpowers and flying surfboards so the world of science and modern industry will hurry up and invent them (and sell them to us) sooner.