Four Gadgets Predicted By Star Trek That Are Now Real

We might not have Jetsons-style mass-produced hovercars, but when you look at some of the tech humanity has developed, you could say we're kind of living in the future. So to speak.

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And Star Trek, as great sci-fi tends to do, predicted some of that 'future'—some of the gizmos presented in the show are now actually real, as this video by BuzzFeedPop shows us. Thank god, cause I always wanted to print a pizza at home—you need to make more progress on that, science!

Real Life Technology Predicted by Star Trek [BuzzFeedPop]

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GrendelKhan
Erik Sofge

Hey dudes: None of these examples hold up.

A bio-sensor that can take a guess at a few different problem conditions isn't a magic wand that detects alien space cancer.

Google Glass doesn't beam anything into your retina.

Transparent aluminum isn't an aerospace product, and is barely a product at all.

And 3D-printed food...just stop.

Why bother being annoyed at a "fun," flouncy BuzzFeed video? Because technology is more complicated and more interesting than this kind of know-nothing dot-connecting implies.

Also, don't present marketing hype from defense contractors as proof of anything.