Sci-Fi movies have predicted and shaped our lives more than you could imagine. Yet, one series seemed to have stood out just by the sheer number of ways it keeps inspiring our innovations even today – that series is Star Trek. A lot of things predicted in this movie have been created, with many more underway. Perhaps the most outstanding of these predictions have to do with the world of medicines and how we treat illnesses.
When the original series of Star Trek began in September 1966, a whole lot of people were marvelled by the bold predictions. Many were inspired and many more found the ideas preposterous. Just as was announced in its voice-over introduction, it was clear that this series would challenge man “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” Now, humans have taken giant leaps within the last few decades to bring us the technological advancements that we now enjoy freely today.
Star Trek Legacy
To understand how ridiculous these ideas sounded when the original series was produced, remember that its first episode was aired in 1966. The story was set somewhere in the Milky Way Galaxy towards the close of the 23rd century. A group of scientists in a spaceship went out to explore the galaxy and discover more about things around them.
A lot of technologies displayed in the series were simply stunning for the average mind. Even the high-class literate people such as doctors and professors were wowed by these technologies. Star Trek would go on to become the most inspiring series in the world of medicine and would herald the birth of remarkable advancements today.
For example, in Star Trek, one of the most controversial devices featured was the Tricorder. The Tricorder, an abbreviation of “TRI-function reCORDER”, is a device with a sensor scanner which helps in scanning, analyzing and recording data. It comes in three major variants, even though there are a few others for special use.
There is the standard, general-purpose tricorder that is used for scouting areas that are unfamiliar, examining living things and recording technical data.
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