50 yrs. of Star Trek!

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Sep 8 18:23:15 CDT 2016

On 09/08/2016 03:54 PM, Electronics Plus wrote:
> My physician uses a Palm Pilot type device specifically to look up
> medication doses and drug interactions. He knows the fellow who wrote
> the program, who had the device that was used in sick bay in mind
> when he wrote it. The telemetry unit I wore in the hospital last week
> is another take off on the same idea. Portable insulin pumps that
> constantly measure your glucose levels and deliver insulin
> accordingly are another. Walkie-talkies and cell phones, microwave
> ovens, weighted and magnetic boots, transponders that translate (cell
> phone apps) and find your companions (GPS), officers of all genders
> and varying races...this list goes on. I am still waiting for the
> teleportation; that would be my dream! Then again, it would also be
> nice to come home at the end of the day and tell the food production
> unit on the wall exactly what I want for dinner, and a few minutes
> later it is delivered.

At my age, I'd be happy with some automation to clean the gutters or
wash the windows.

I worry that we may be headed more toward the "Outer Limits" "Stream of
Consciousness" episode meme.


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