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That One Gadget which ‘Star Trek’ did not inspire


It turns out the story was told ‘by the book’ all these years.

Look it up, people say. Just check out the meme, which explains everything. Fans worldwide will tell you that Steve Jobs saw the PADD on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and created the iPad. People swear that the lens technology that the Jem’Hedar used in DS9 inspired the Microsoft Hololens or Google Glass. 

For decades, fans have been reading news stories that profess how “Star Trek” can demonstrate technologies on television and in the movies before they enter the hands of real-live people on

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