Another clairvoyance from Star Trek?

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  1. IV Hunt

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    I watch the old reruns of the OG Start Trek most nights at 8pm Local.

    Most know the inventor of the flip phone got his idea based on the "communicator" in the series, and we know how that went.

    Last night I watched a rerun of season 2, episode 21 on The Old Nazi Society.
    I tried getting a YT or clip to post. You may find it on one of the streaming services.

    They end up on a planet with a society that is governed by Nazi's.
    The irony is, their leader never governs in person, rather is always speaking to his followers in a video format, sitting at a desk, with a large microphone obscuring most of his face.

    In the end, the crew discovers the leader is incapacitated, being propped up by his puppeteers, and enhanced audio used to convey their message in his voice.

    Seems eerily familiar IMHO.
     
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    Wow! As I recall Star Trek's season 1 was like 1966. Seeing 2021 from 50+ years ago is remarkable, then consider that Star Trek creators were reportedly influenced by Gulliver's Travels from damn near 300 years ago. For sure. some aspects of human stupidity are perpetual.
     
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    I went thru reruns searching hard for where the communications officer hails captain kirk.
    Used a seperate device to record a sound byte for ring tone.
    I'm probably the only one with that ring tone.

    I can't believe they didn't call flip phones "communicators".:doh


     
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    Without star trek and Virginia Slims we'd never have gotten Salem out of the country.
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    Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Beneath The Sea was allegedly filled with predicted future inventions. Sea farming...nuclear energy...no women.

    The story line is he would destroy countries naval capacity to wage war. Well, his unicorn agenda didn’t work out very well for him or his crew.

    IMO
     
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