So there was a recent meme going around the social media spheres that applauded Star Trek for predicting our current technology. Here it is (anyone know the original source, I would be happy to credit)
If you talk to Engineers and scientists of today, many will tell you that they were inspired to be what they are today because of watching Star Trek as a kid. In fact it isn’t a stretch to think that these same fans would utilize design framework from the series/movies. But of course my cynical humor nerve focuses in on the word “prediction”.
So I looked back and could have picked any number of 19th/early 20th Century authors like Mark Twain predicting the internet or H.G. Wells (and Dick Tracy’s) wrist phones which are much like our modern day cell phones. But I chose Jules Verne who predicted things like the lunar space program and even many of the things that actually came true (launched from Florida, splash down in the ocean, 3 man crew, etc). He also, much like the Star Trek meme showcases, predicted videoconferencing. The bane of all our work existence.
Any sci fi technology you are still waiting for (except of course the flying car – we all want that)?