Techie Trekkies -- Bringing Star Trek to Life
From tablets to 3D printers to smartphones, Star Trek has given life to some of today’s hottest technologies. 40 years after the show’s launch, technology has finally advanced to where we are able to live in the future, and not just replicate but recreate these props for global use and benefit.
One of the most coveted devices from the Starfleet is the medical tricorder, a swiss army knife of hospital grade capabilities used for diagnosing any medical condition. With recent advances in sensors, imaging and mobile technology, Scanadu is finally bringing this device to life, and to the masses. The Scanadu Scout has the potential to disrupt the entire healthcare system.
Join Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and Walter de Brouwer, CEO and Founder of Scanadu, as they discuss the ways in which the innovations imagined in the movie are inspiring entrepreneurs and coming to life today.
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- How did Gene Roddenberry come up with the tech used on the show?
- What tech from Star Trek is being created today?
- Why did it take so long for some of this tech to appear in real life?
- What is the societal impact of some of these devices?
- What is the Trekkie community’s reaction to the movie’s props becoming a reality?
Brittany Hodill The Hatch Agency
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