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Another Take On Trek Tech

By Christian
June 7, 2000 - 3:24 PM

Over at the Trek Nation, Fred Shedian has put up a new edition of his 'A Take On Trek' column, looking at how Star Trek has predicted many actual technological developments:

Since it first aired, Star Trek has prided itself on an attempt to mix fantasy with reality. Many times, this included the presence of technology we (in the modern world) couldn't image really existing until the 2200's. However, over the years it has become clear that Star Trek has almost become a test bed of ideas for developers. Is this idea something someone might actually be interested in or think is a complete joke? For a moment, let's take a look at some of these inventions and how Star Trek played a role in forecasting their existence. This week's column is indeed a followup to Tech Trek posted back in August 1999, with me giving the issue more attention than I did before.

You can read on in the full column.

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