Have you guys ever noticed how the communicators on Star Trek TOS look like modern cell phones? Funny, huh?
That’s how the inventors of the cell phone came up with the design!
Isn’t it funny how the communicators from the old Star Trek series look like today’s cell phones?
Thats How they came up with the design, Yesterdays Sci-Fi now today’s sci-fact
What are other examples of Reality being derived from Science Fiction?
Star Trek Communicator from the late 60s -> cell phone.
TNG Padd – > iPad
Commercial Space Travel -> Commercial Space Travel
And so on. Is there a comprehensive list somewhere?
A comprehensive list? I don’t know if that’s even possible.
Here’s one: The Geosynchronous orbit. This was first written about by Carl Sagan, he described it in detail (how a satellite can be made to hover over a fixed point on the earth). Its now known as the Sagan orbit or the Sagan trajectory.
Also the TASER: It actually comes from a series of books: The Tomas A. Smith Electric Rifle, which was a series of paperbacks in the 1930s.
Edit: the gestures seen in the movie “minority report” were described in detail in an earlier William Gibson work, “Count Zero,:” and were first seen on film in the movie “Johnnie Mnemonic.”
Why are “Cell” still called Cell phones?
Isn’t the “Cell” part of the phone system old hat now, have we not moved on a little. I think we should now call them “A Communicator (Aka Star Trek) what do you, think? Think of a better name , I challenge you!
Its short for cellular
What will be the next invention inspired by science fiction writings and or movies?
Lets see what already has been done cell phones similar to the communicators in star trek, sliding doors, lasers, this list is probably quite large.
Remote controls for human beings. George Bush has been working on that for the last 7 years.
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