Captain Kirk’s Cell Phone In Our Very Own Pockets
Are you ready for another mind-blowing revelation about the technological predictions of Star Trek? It’s beginning to feel like the show was more than just entertainment, it was a glimpse into the future. The communicators used by the crew on the show were a major inspiration for the mobile phones we use today. The characters on the show were constantly using these portable devices to communicate with each other during their intergalactic adventures, and even had universal translators. Martin Cooper, the man credited with leading the team that built the first cellular device and making the first call in 1973, even acknowledged the influence of Star Trek on his work. Although he claims his work on the cell phone began before the show aired, it’s hard to deny the similarities. Was the entire show just a group of time travelers sharing their future tech with us? Who knows (Movie Web).