Is ‘Star Trek’ Technology Still Light Years Away?




In the age of iPads, flying cars and space rovers, some gadgets that were once confined to the science-fiction world are quickly becoming commonplace 21st-century commodities

Star Trek, which aired its first episode more than 40 years ago on NBC, stood at the forefront, dazzling its fan base for decades with such high-tech gizmos as phasers and tricorders in the exploration of the final frontiermusicMagpie just launched a fully interactive Star Trek Navigraphic (above), which takes a look at some of the series’ iconic technology. The experience doens’t just to give a nod to the saga’s creative minds, it also evaluates just how many light years away we are from futuristic gear. Read more…

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