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How Star Trek serves as inspiration for AI, mobile tech, and healthcare innovations ↦

From the moment it came on the air in 1966, Star Trek was influential. Children of the Space Age watched in awe at the optimistic vision of a future where humans are the masters of space and science and technology. With Star Trek: Discovery set to premiere on Sunday and perhaps influence a new generation, it’s worth considering this franchise’s outsized impact on our real and imagined technological futures.

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