Jump to content
Collector

Predicting the Future

Recommended Posts

Correct.

 

Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone. On 3 April 1973 Martin Cooper, a Motorola engineer and executive, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment in front of reporters, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_mobile_phones#Predecessors

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The picture they used is kind of jarring. Also, that shot of Picard holding the PADD is from at least season 3 (no lines on the shoulders of his uniform, which only existed in season 1 and 2) so that year would be 1989 at least. Of course, they did have PADDs in the first season as well.

 

/geek mode

 

 

 

...just kidding, geek mode never turns off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most of the technology was based on science fiction stuff like Star Trek. That's actually what made it so cool.

 

If you think about it though, a lot of the people who made this stuff were nerds and nerds liked Star Trek as a kid, so they'd love this stuff. Plus, making it look like the stuff from Star Trek just made it that much more awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...