10 Star Trek Technologies in today's world

Happy Star Trek Day. On September 8, 1966 ~ 53 years ago ~ The USS Enterprise entered our world for the first time.

“To Go Where No Man Has Gone Before…”

What started as science fiction, has inspired space science in our world. Space science influences everyday life, too.

Here’s a snapshot list of technology from Star Trek that we have in the world today:

  • Tablet Computers
  • Voice Interface Computers (Hey Google)
  • Bluetooth Headsets (Did you notice Uhura had one?)
  • Automatic Doors
  • Flip Communicators (Flip phones!)
  • Hyposprays (needleless injections)
  • Replicators (3D printers!)
  • Onscreen Meetings
  • Universal Translator (Thanks, Google!)
  • Transparent Aluminum (for real!)

What I’m waiting for:

  • Transporters
  • Warp drive
  • Moneyless society