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Old 11-09-2019, 05:14 PM
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The star trek series all predicted tablets, communicators etc. they are now part of our life
While Star Trek TOS had slate-like non-interactive devices, actual PADDs would not be seen till TNG.
Pre-dating Star Trek is a Stanislaw Lem novel, Return From The Stars.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablet...totype_tablets

Communicators were basically a descendant of the old walkie-talkie radios, with translation capability built in. Such communications devices were a staple of science fiction well before Star Trek

Tricorders were portable data recording and analysis units. Again, another science fiction staple before Star Trek

So what did Star Trek do? It moved a lot of the tech ideas from being the preserve of science fiction, into mainstream consciousness.
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