Sunday, June 22, 2008

OK, I'm not the first one to think of this

But I love when science fiction catches up with the future! Lt. Uhura, Star Trek television show, 1966, with her wireless communication device planted in her ear.

Below, Bluetooth , which happens to be...wireless communication technology. I remember attending 2001: A Space Odyssey soon after it appeared in theaters in 1968. I must have been about 9 or 10. But one thing I remember clearly is early in the film, when they showed the video telephones, people in the audience sneered and snickered in disbelief. It was thought that such a thing was pure science fiction and out of the bounds of reasonable reach, even for a futuristic movie. Surprise!

Star Trek the movie 2009 is in production I wonder what futuristic devices they will be showing us and if they will come true!!


Christie said...

I'm not sure Back to the Future qualifies as sci-fi but I just read that Nike is considering (or will?) release an adaptation of the futuristic shoes Marty McFly wears in the movie (the shoes he wears when he gets to 2015). Hee hee.

Elizabeth Prata said...

Hey, if the Flux Capacitor isn't sci-fi, I don't know what is!

Cool, I hope Nike releases the sneakers!!

Elizabeth Prata said...

Here is a website about it:

"It's a grassroots movement to get Nike to make available to consumers the futuristic-looking sneakers seen in the 1989 movie Back to the Future Part 2."

ANd another:

I can't believe it's been 23 years since the original!