Top 10 Star Trek Gadgets That Exist In Real Life


Star Trek: The Next Generation features a character called Geordi La Forge, who is blind but is able to see through the use of a special visor that provides a wealth of information to his brain about the various energy waves which surround him. In later appearances in Star Trek, the character is instead shown with cybernetic eyes which have replaced his own and which provide him with a similar view of energy waves around him.

The technology required to bypass the human eye and provide a measure of sight to the blind has existed for a while, although it’s still very much in its infancy. As far back as 2006, scientists were using cameras which connect to the user’s brain to provide limited sight to some blind patients. Various studies by major universities are currently ongoing to produce glasses and other peripherals which can completely restore sight to the blind.