Many should remember the fiction of Jules Verne. Much of what he wrote about is fact today, to cite but two – submarines and space flight. His methods seem today a bit primitive but cell phones in the 50’s weighed about as much as a toaster does today.
Now lets space forward to 1966 when Star Trek debuted. The Communicator represented the ultimate in an information device within the capacity of human imagination at that time.
Now we have both the iPhone and the Droid that each put that device to shame. Either can allow any individual to communicate with most anyone else in the World and to access the entire wealth of human knowledge.
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Eleven years later in 1977, Star Wars entered the human psyche. Here we have an entire galaxy where engineering has risen to the level where going to another star system is not much different then a trip to the local convenience store. That technology is a bit far into the future, but today we have a machine that can outplay human beings in a game that requires an understanding of facts (that’s easy) and linguistic nuances.
That sounds remarkably like C-3PO
But we already have Watson:
But C-3PO has legs…