Friday, May 8, 2009
Star Trek and Medicine
I realize this is off-topic, but I admit that I'm a Star Trek fan. In fact, almost everyone I met at MIT was a Star Trek fan. I never learned how to speak Klingon, but I've got the dictionary and a pass to the Klingon Language Institute. I'm excited to go and see this new Star Trek movie. The critics have given it good reviews and I'm sure the special effects will be impressive. I'm also curious to see what types of medical gadgets they show on the movie (if any). Those of you who've watched Star Trek know that some very interesting medical technology concepts appear - ranging from needless drug delivery, body scanners, bone-healing devices, wound-healing gizmos, holographic doctors, and much more. It's always fascinated me to read about medical innovations in the science fiction literature. Are you a SciFi fan? Maybe I'll see you in the movie theaters.