Star Trek is the most important piece of fiction ever because it has inspired or foreshadowed the development of more major technology than any other work of fiction.
Star Trek Technology Real World Communicator Cellphone Universal Translator Google Translate, Microsoft Translator Warp Drive NASA Eagleworks space warping experiment led by Harold White Isolinear AI computer Google AI project, IBM Watson PADD Tablet computers Medical Tricorder X prise Replicator 3D Printing Companies Phasers Combat lasers Large Wall sized screens 80 inch and larger flat screen TVs Holodeck There are advances with 3D displays that do not need glasses, and holograms, and interactive holographic environments Medical life signs monitors Visual medical readouts Technology created abundance A bit more than double per capita income in constant dollars since 1967 Advanced robotics, molecular nanotechnology and nuclear fusion will kick this into a higher gear Teleportation Molecules have been quantum teleported
Besides technology Star Trek predicted a world with increased ethnic integration. Ethnic integration has increased since the late 1960s.
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