The Top 10 real-life Star Trek inventions

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#10 Telepresence
Perhaps this technology has existed in some form in the past but Cisco's telepresence package really does offer live shots of people pretty much from anywhere. As my colleague Linda Musthaler noted recently, in the original Star Trek show (as well as all its derivatives) officers on the starship Enterprise are able to conjure a live image of a person on a huge screen and talk to that person in real-time. Though unconceivable in 1966, that kind of technology is on the market today. And it may soon come to your house.

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Kenneth

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I'm surprised Uhura's blue tooth earphone and yeoman Rand's tablet aren't mentioned. You could also say the use of viewscreens in a vehicle instead of windows (closed cockpit planes have been proposed for years).

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