The original ‘Star Trek’ is still driving innovation at Apple

“When George Takei visited us last month, we were fascinated with his explanation of Star Trek‘s influence on the social progress and emerging technologies of today,” Robert Montenegro writes for The Big Think. “Series creator Gene Roddenberry was a visionary figure in so many ways that 50 years later we’re still trying to turn his dreams into reality.”

“The new Siri is hands free; you can access it via voice at anytime,” Montenegro writes. “Its capabilities have been boosted to the point where we’re awfully close to what Captain Kirk is able to do in the video below.”

Montenegro asks, “After all, isn’t the advent of Apple’s Siri just an excuse to make us all like Captain Kirk?”

Full article here.

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27 Comments

    1. LOL I had to do it

      “Imagine that you have 0 cookies and you split them evenly amoung 0 friends. How many cookies does each person get? See, it doesn’t make sense. And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies. And you are sad that you have no friends.

      0/0 = indeterminate”

      LOL, Not that’s just plain FUNNY!

  1. I expect that, all this time, Apple has been working on ALL of the Star Trek technologies. They release each one only when the time is right. I long for the holodeck, but I believe that particular tech is far out on their product development timeline. I think what we need very soon is the phaser, at least one with stun capability. The skittling sounds are getting closer.

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