Star trek's tricorder a reality?

Fringe Reception

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#2
Ha ha ha!

It can "take atmospheric measurements, or ambient temperature, pressure or humidity. It can take electromagnetic measurements to test magnetic fields, and it can make spatial measurements of distance, location, or motion."

Hardly a tricorder per the original Star Trek Series. What? No infrared detector to detect warm-blooded monsters?

How about this one. A REAL functioning Universal Translator:

http://www.dtvusaforum.com/off-topic/41727-star-trek-translator-afghanistan.html
 

Orrymain

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#3
I just love it all. The wonderful thing about sci fi is that so much of the tech and gadgets were inspiration for things that have become reality. I'm watching the Get Smart thing and the have an extra about how even their gadgets were reviewed by the government for potential use -- even the shoe phone ... lol I just love it.
 
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