Warp Speed Ahead!

Star Trek and Tech: The science of the future

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Geek alert! The new Star Trek film opens this weekend. So we're wondering: are we even close to developing the technology we see in films like Star Trek? Are we ever going to be able to travel at warp speed or beam ourselves to work or, better, Hawaii? And if the Cylons attack, are we going to be able to live in space? From Jules Verne's novels inspiring the development of submarines and the Starship Enterprise spurring the development of the flip phone, science fiction has offered ideas for new technologies. Marc Millis is the former head of NASA’s Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project, and is the closest we could find to our own Scotty. He joins The Takeaway with a look at the science of the future.

Watch the trailer here:

Guests:

Marc Millis

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

Contributors:

David J Fazekas

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