What New Inventions Did Star Trek Predict?

Posted by Bob Muir on Feb 5, 2014 in Star Trek, Tech

Medical Tricorder

Star Trek has a long history of predicting modern technology years before we made it. Cell phones, video calls, tablets, there’s a lot that wasn’t conceptualized (or at least popularized) before appearing somewhere in the franchise. Naturally, technology keeps making advances, and now Buzzfeed has run down four more Star Trek ideas that are now real. I personally think our early version of the medical tricorder is the most interesting. Maybe our devices don’t quite diagnose every problem, but even videogame camera accessories (like the Xbox One’s Kinect) can make a cursory reading of your vitals, so I’d say creating a medical tricorder that can read everything about your health is plausible based on the work done so far. Read more…

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The Google Glass Backlash Begins: The Osborne Effect

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 4, 2013 in Tech

megyn kelly looks like a glasshole

This article at Business Insider is typical of a new breed of backlash articles that bash the unreleased device: “I haven’t worn Glass. While I think it looks neat, I dont see a killer application that makes them worth it.” Read more…

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