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Star Trek: Predicting the future since 1966


I’m a huge fan of Star Trek. I’ve been watching the series and the movies ever since I was a little kid. If my mom had not introduced me to Captain Kirk in the early 1980’s I probably would not have been the Science Fiction fan that I am today.

Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was a visionary. This screenwriter, producer and futurist died in 1991, but he left behind a huge Science Fiction legacy. It’s not every day that something you create in 1964 results in 6 different TV series and 12 movies.

According to this meme below it seems that Star Trek has been predicting the future since the first series started. First the cell phone was predicted in 1966 (it was officially invented in 1973), then the iPad in 1987 (it was officially unveiled in 2010), then video conferencing in 1988 (it was officially available by 2008) and Google Glass in 1998 (it was unveiled earlier in 2013). I think this is hilariously accurate – excuse the pun.

What do you think? Is this accurate or is it just a coincidence? Leave a comment and let me know. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here.

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