50 yrs. of Star Trek!

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Sep 8 12:34:26 CDT 2016

On Thu, 8 Sep 2016, Murray McCullough wrote:
> What role did Star Trek play in the rise of small computers that are
> so ubiquitous today? This science fiction series prognosticated many
> things but how many actually happened or am I expecting too much from
> a television show of 50 years ago?

ALL of our computer science, science in general, medicine, transportation 
is BASED on Star Trek.

That's why we speak into the mouse.  And use so much transparent aluminum.
We would certainly never have bothered to develop mobile phones without 
copying them from Star Trek.  It's a good thing that Star Trek kept us 
from following the dead-end of "clamshell" portable computers!

Half a century ago, the National Safety Council was actually quite pissed 
off at Star Trek for refusing to have seatbelts on the bridge command 

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