Seriously, whenever I use a flip phone the first thing I always think of is Star Trek :D
THIS SHIT AIN’T RIGHT
STAR TREK DIDN’T PREDICT THE FUTURE FOOL
IT CREATED THE FUTURE
IT INSPIRED THE FUTURE
THE REASON THESE THINGS EXIST IS BECAUSE STAR TREK MADE PEOPLE WANT THEM TO HAPPEN
STAR TREK IS THE FUTURE
“THE REASON THESE THINGS EXIST IS BECAUSE STAR TREK MADE PEOPLE WANT THEM TO HAPPEN” — that is CORRECT.
Star Trek had futurists on hand to advise, they told the writers what they expected to see in a futuristic world, then kids who grew up watching star trek were inspired to create the world they’d seen on tv and went into science and technology, as certain techniques developed that inspiration stayed with them to help them influence technological developments the way they’d seen it on star trek.
Star Trek is a self-fulfilling prophecy: It was predicted and then it happened because it was predicted.