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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Harry Potter tech: Moving greeting cards on the horizon?


Magic wands probably aren’t possible, but moving photographs might be on their way. (AP)
In the Harry Potter world, one thing that non-magical Muggles just can’t seem to get over is the fact that photographs in the wizarding world move. They can move, travel out of frame and even transport themselves between portraits.

It’s such a great idea, if a fanciful one. Wouldn’t you like to deliver your grandma’s birthday card with a wave? And maybe a little dance? Well, according to a report at Techland, you may able to do just that some time soon.

Techland scored an interview with the CEO of PragmatIC, a U.K. printing company that makes paper-thin circuits. PragmatIC already makes cards and other items with thin, flashing lights and simple animations.

There are plenty of Potterverse gadgets that would come in handy, and there are researchers working on subjects such as invisibility and teleportation in the real world. And, of course, I’m still waiting on my flying car.

What Harry Potter gadget do you want most?

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