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Mobile technology, as predicted by “Star Trek”

Let’s start the first Global Nerdy post of 2014 with this poster showing how a lot of today’s tech seems to be derived from Star Trek:

star trek - predicting the future since 1966

My first thought was that the poster was missing Uhura’s earpiece, which we see in today’s Bluetooth earpieces:

uhura and bluetooth

This line of thinking is followed in greater detail in the 2005 TV documentary, How William Shatner Changed the World, which looks at how Star Trek inspired all sort of technology we see today, including the cellular phone:

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