Treknology: Star Trek's Tech 300 Years Ahead of the Future

Treknology: Star Trek's Tech 300 Years Ahead of the Future

by Justin McLachlan
     
 

With its vision of a bold future, Star Trek has captivated millions for decades. Its ideas of transporters and warp drives, of androids and holodecks have penetrated the cultural imagination. Justin McLachlan, an award-winning journalist, explores the current state of our technology and the ideas from Star Trek that are waiting for us just on the horizon. With the

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With its vision of a bold future, Star Trek has captivated millions for decades. Its ideas of transporters and warp drives, of androids and holodecks have penetrated the cultural imagination. Justin McLachlan, an award-winning journalist, explores the current state of our technology and the ideas from Star Trek that are waiting for us just on the horizon. With the help of experts in the fields of robotics, physics, artificial intelligence and more, he looks not just at the science behind Star Trek, but beyond the question of, "Can we?" to also ask, "Should we?" How would humankind treat a race of androids? Would holodecks only isolate us in a world where human interaction doesn't exist? Can machines that learn ever be truly controlled? Should they be? These questions are more important now than ever as the pace of technological innovation outstrips the imagination of even Star Trek's writers. What McLachlan finds in Treknology, an entertaining and though-provoking read, is that Star Trek's tech is not only within our grasp, but that much of it is already here-300 years ahead of the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781938191022
Publisher:
Boxfire Press
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
1,295,334
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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