Reality is catching up to science-fiction. Since the show first aired, back in the 1960's, technology is catching up to the world envisioned by Gene Roddenberry.
Mary Pax, the blogger of Wistful Nebulae and MPax-TheWebsite was the first recipient of our "Weird Science" award. She's also an author and astronomer. We're honored that she agreed to do a guest post on our blog.
With no further adieu, we now present the guest post of M. Pax.
Thanks to Maurice of the Geek Twins for having me on this awesome blog today.
1. Voice controlled computers and devices.
2. Cell phone, blue tooth, and tablets bring us communicators and tricorders.
3. Cloaking – scientist have created an invisibility cloak. Yes, now we can compete with the Romulans without stealing their devices. Chargh! READ MORE
4. Beaming. In 2004, scientists teleported atoms for the first time. READ MORE
5. The holodeck. Three technologies bring us closer to holodecks—a brain implant that allows feeling virtual objects, the ability to replay movies from our memories, and the illusion cloak.
An international team has developed a brain interface that is bi-directional. They already successfully demonstrated it on primates where the monkeys have been able to interact and feel a virtual world. READ MORE
Neuroscientists at Berkley have been able to reconstruct images we see from our brain activity. READ MORE
Scientist have developed an illusion cloak that can make one object look like another. READ MORE
A combination of these three breakthroughs could lead to the holodeck.
Wistful Nebulae and at MPax-TheWebsite. She spends her summers as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory and has a slight obsession with Jane Austen. Author of Semper Audacia and the free reads Plantgirl, Translations and Small Graces. Coming in 2012: The Backworlds, Stopover at theBackworlds' Edge, The Tumbas and The Augmentation of Hetty Locklear.
Which technology do you think will bring us closer to Star Trek?
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