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'Oblivion' premiere: Tom Cruise and the cast debate the future's best gadgets

With most of civilization wiped out by an alien invasion, the ensuing nuclear counterattack, and the natural disasters triggered by the aforementioned war, Earth 2077, as imagined in the new Tom Cruise vehicle Oblivion, is a pretty bleak and empty place.

“When Joe [Kosinski, director] first told me the ideas for what this world would look like, I was instantly pulled in,” Tom Cruise told EW on the black carpet at the film’s U.S. premiere last night at the Dolby Theatre. “I thought seeing iconic landmarks retaken by the Earth would be cool visuals and very different than how we normally see the future portrayed in films. And I loved that despite how destroyed the planet was, my character still found beauty in it.”

As sparse as this future is, it still contains plenty of another sci-fi staple — cool gadgets and transportation — from the aerodynamic ship with rotating driver’s seat and the killer spheres with sniper skills to the future food and exercise tread-wheel found in the most amazing live/work space in the sky. While the cast and crew all agreed that they could do without the war of the worlds, they did wish they could have brought some of the movie’s currently un-invented tech back from the future.

Below are their picks for which toy of tomorrow they’d most like to own today: READ FULL STORY

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