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I started a Tumblr now help me write it

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:42 pm
by Toxic

Finally a way to merge being an Apple geek and a Trekkie!

I think it's generally known Star Trek pre-visualized some major technological innovation - personal computing, cell phones, the iPad - but I want to showcase some of the smaller and less known items. What got the ball rolling was the new iPhone with a fingerprint scanner. I pointed out that the same concept was on Star Trek fifteen years earlier and someone suggested I start a Tumblr of nothing but stuff like that. I need material, anyone have anything that sticks out?

Re: I started a Tumblr now help me write it

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:43 pm
by IVstudios
A new retinal implant was just approved by the FDA that is basically Geordi's visor. I don't have much info on it, but there is a bit about it (and a bunch of other cool stuff) in this video. (And although it's not Star Trek, there's also a bit about a bionic hand in there not unlike Luke Skywalker's robot hand)

A few others off the top of my head:
Picard's artificial heart, (although I think those may predate TNG).

The Replicators are way better versions of 3D Printers (which can now print food and organs).

Captain Pike's beeping wheelchair that allows him to communicate despite being unable to physically speak is like a suckier version of Stephen Hawking's wheelchair.

If I think of any other's I'll be sure to post them.

Re: I started a Tumblr now help me write it

PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:24 pm
by Toxic
That bionic eye one is something!

I changed the url to the far catchier "Star Treknology". Noticed I can't edit posts anymore. When did that functionality disappear?