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.


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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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.