Smart Watches Were Smarter Than Us In The 1970s
The idea of a smartwatch may seem like a recent development, but it has actually been around for decades. The concept was first seen in the 1979 TV show Star Trek, where the crew of the USS Enterprise used wristwatch variations of their communicators to talk with each other. This idea eventually led to the creation of modern-day smartwatches, such as the Apple Watch, which allows us to text, call, and check our email. Apple has even admitted that the show served as an inspiration for their smartwatch. But the idea of a wrist-worn device isn’t new, it was also seen in the comic strip Dick Tracy, where the main character uses a two-way wrist TV, but it wasn’t until Star Trek came out that it caught on in a bigger way. The show has been a source of inspiration for many technological advancements in modern times (The Richest).