Search engines, virtual worlds, the Internet — ever get the feeling you’re living in a science fiction fantasy? Well indeed you are. For more than a century, inventors have been driven to create what sci-fi writers have boldly imagined before.
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Michio Kaku tells Alok Jha that the science fiction of Star Trek is closer to reality than we might think. Some 80% of the technologies portrayed in science fiction like Star Trek and Star Wars – including force fields, teleportation, telekinesis, mind-reading and invisibility – will become possible within the next century.
While Anna’s away in Amsterdam, Andy talks with designer Laura Kalbag about Star Trek Into Darkness, how they name wifi networks and whether location really affects their businesses. They discuss about how to find good sub-contractors and the differences between working for clients direct or via third-parties.
A travelling exhibition visiting the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney looks at the science of the popular film series, and how it relates to science in the real world.