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sarongsong
2007-Dec-07, 08:12 PM
November 11, 2007
...MIT was the latest with a tractor beam-like device, but all manner of other...items are also out there...
Tricorder
Funeral Products
Transparent Armor
Communicator
Phaser Gun
Cloaking Device
Hyperdrive
Hypospray
Telepresence
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KaiYeves
2007-Dec-07, 08:46 PM
Yeah, I'll believe most of those, but no way was Teleprescence inspired by Star Trek.

Van Rijn
2007-Dec-07, 09:08 PM
They are reaching with several of those, and "hyperdrive" is still pure science fiction.

mike alexander
2007-Dec-07, 09:18 PM
Jet injectors came out several years before Trek; they were used for large-scale vaccinations.