Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
May 16, 2021, 01:38:38 PM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: retro-link - your friendly all-inclusive retro EVERYTHING community

+  retro-link.com
|-+  General Category
| |-+  Off Topic
| | |-+  Star Trek fiction technology used today
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Star Trek fiction technology used today  (Read 1867 times)
Paul
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 581



View Profile WWW
« on: June 08, 2009, 11:24:12 PM »

Often, I can't help but notice how much of the Trek fiction has become reality in the modern day.  My flip phone is the communicator, and my Bluetooth earpiece that goes with it was clearly inspired by Uhura's own earpiece.  My laptop computer looks as though it came from an improved set of The Next Generation.  When I Google web pages, I can have it translate pages from other languages into my own - a universal translator.

What else do you see today in common use that was predicted in the fiction of Star Trek?
Logged

"Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life." - Dogen Zenji
RobertB
Founding Member
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2564



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009, 10:08:47 PM »

My flip phone is the communicator...
     I still say that modern cellphones are not up to Star Trek standards.  Cellphones are reliant on cell phone towers and are thus limited in range.  Whereas, the classic S.T. communicator can transmit to a starship in stationary orbit... a distance of, say, 24,000 miles.  Cheesy  Besides, the classic S.T. communicator can be paired with another to set up harmonic vibrations and cause rock landslides, and it has an emergency beam-up signal.  Let's see a cellphone do that!  Wink
Quote
What else do you see today in common use that was predicted in the fiction of Star Trek?
     The progress bar seen in all kinds of displays now.

               Truly,
               Robert Bernardo
               Fresno Commodore User Group
               http://videocam.net.au/fcug
               July 25-26 Commodore Vegas Expo - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines web space for free online dating site hosting Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!