Standard Orbit 35: Super-Duper Walkie-Talkies / by Drew Stewart

Technology Influences of TOS.

Star Trek has been influencing people to better themselves for almost 50 years. But people haven’t just been bettering themselves, they’ve been bettering technology to go along with them. In this episode of Standard Orbit, Mike and Drew discuss three technologies from TOS that influenced the way we interact today. We mourn the death of flip phones in this smartphone era, cover the contest to create a real-life medical tricorder, and talk about the video-chat technologies that enable this and our other podcasts to exist.


Running Time: 30 minutes 1 second


Drew Stewart and Mike Schindler



The Communicator (1:22)
The Tricorder (7:03)
Video Communications (15:30)
Other Technologies (18:28)
Closing (22:08)

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