Star-Trek 'Gadgets'

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Richard A Thackeray, 12 Jul 2019.

  1. We're probably all familiar with the flip-open phones that look like Star-Trek communicators (original series), & the 'tablet's that looked like iPads in 'The Next Generation'

    Now, it seems that the Universal Translator is on the way too, I keep getting this appearing on YouTube, prior to clips
    Granted it's not an instantaneous translation, but that's not going to take long surely?

    At random;

    And, there was a competition in the States (onging?) to develop/produce a working prototype of a Medical Tricorder
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  2. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Veteran

    We were promised doors that go "whoosh" and free unlimited power supply.
  3. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    I wouldn't be surprised if most gadgets in Star Trek become reality.

    Has anybody successfully played a game of tri-dimensional chess? I couldn't get my head round the rules :wacko:
  4. Threevok

    Threevok President of the Not From Brazil party

    South Wales
    A five year mission and not a toilet to be seen
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  5. Specialeyes

    Specialeyes Über Member

    That's cos they boldly go where no man has gone before :rolleyes:
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  6. Threevok

    Threevok President of the Not From Brazil party

    South Wales
    May explain why all those blokes in red shirts would disappear behind rocks - never to be seen again
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  7. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    Still no dilithium crystal powered e-bikes.... :sad:
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  8. Chris S

    Chris S Guru

    Is this a reference to Ann Widdecombe?
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  9. Quantum physics did promise that, supposedly?
    In his excellent book 'The Hunt For Zero Point', Nick Cook writes that he was told by an interviewee, that enough (quantum) energy exists in a cup of coffee to destroy the Earth. or conversely not enough to boil the water to make
    Decisions, decisions...…………….

    Wasn't it postulated that, if transportation was viable, that the information required to reassemble a human, would take a stack of CD-ROMs, over a mile high
    Probably, just one of those "We Haven't Got A Clue!!" quotes

    Holo-suites = VR headsets???

    It did set in motion some very big sociological changes, such as Nichell Nicols & her influences, to the youth of America, with some very influential fans....
    First paragraph, & the quote

    And also, got others into acting (4th paragraph)
  10. Seevio

    Seevio Über Member

    South Glos
    In all fairness, most chess games played across a real board are 3 dimensional.
  11. Will all female aliens look like T'Pol, Betazoids, rather than the Kazon, or Hirogen :laugh:

    Lursar & B'Etor………….:angel:
  12. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Land of confusion
    going where no man has gone before ............ i always thought it meant kirk`s love life :okay:
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  13. Threevok

    Threevok President of the Not From Brazil party

    South Wales
    Surely it was "To Baldy go..."

    PS : I think he ripped more shirts than Bruce Banner
  14. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    It goes back further than Star Trek. Samsung won a patent case against Apple by arguing that the Tablet form was first shown in 2001 space oddesey.
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  15. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    What is a "CD-ROM"?

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