How Todayâs Technology Is Rapidly Catching Up To âStar Trekâ
In a distant part of the galaxy, 300 years in the future, Starship Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk talks to his crew via a communicator; has his medical officer assess medical conditions through a handheld device called a tricorder; synthesizes food and physical goods using his replicator; and travels short distances via a transporter. Kirkâs successors hold meetings in virtual-reality chambers, called holodecks, and operate alien spacecraft using displays mounted on their foreheads. All this takes place in the TV series âStar Trekâ and is, of course, science fiction.
This science fiction is, however, becoming science reality. Many of the technologies that we saw in âStar Trekâ are beginning to materialize, and ours might actually be better than Starfleetâs. Best of all, we wonât have to wait 300 years…
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