Is a Vulcan Mind Meld Just Around the Corner?
The original Star Trek TV series (or TOS to you Trekkies) has a special place in my heart, and I’m not even sure why. Did I love it because I love science fiction? Or do I love science fiction because I loved Star Trek? Did I want to become a scientist/engineer because I watched Star Trek? Or did I watch Star Trek because I wanted to become a scientist/engineer? Who knows? In any case, many of the show’s signature ideas and technologies have become part of popular cultural, including the transporter, the Vulcan mind meld, and the medical tricorder.