Have you noticed the world is becoming more like Star Trek every day? The visionary crew used "communicators" that look quite a lot like flip phones (though the latter are a lot smaller than what debuted on TV over 40 years ago!) — and some of the Trek medical devices are akin to technologies that now exist. A later version of the show, Next Generation, even featured an omnipotent character who'd visit the Enterprise and cause havoc: "Q".