Star Trek has since quite a while ago sparked the interest of technology companies with its imaginative dreams of futuristic gadgets that we all would love. Trust Google to take one of these futuristic dreams and make it reality, developing a completely working prototype of the series popular “Lapel Pin Communicators”.
Captain Richard and his crew used the tool communicate, and Google kept the fundamental standard by building in a mic and a Bluetooth system to connect up or sync to your mobile device, says senior VP and programming specialist Amit Singhal.
As indicated by Singhal, the pin was activated with a light tap to ready it for voice commands, which it could relay through its microphone or linked Bluetooth-enabled headphones.
“I always wanted that pin,” he added. “You just ask it anything and it works. That’s why we were like, ‘let’s go prototype that and see how it feels.” Unfortunately the pin is only a Prototype. The pin has never made it past the testing stage, yet Singhal’s affection for Star Trek is very much archived.
Truth be told, Google's vocal-data acknowledgment programming was initially named Majel after Star Trek's “Voice Computer”, and the search index can also perform quests in Klingon (a member of a warlike humanoid alien species in the series Star Trek and the language spoken by them).
In 2012 Singhal and his crew took a shot at an interface which could answer directly to users clients without the need to take out their devices from their pockets of handbag or tap away at a QWERTY console, inspired by the series “ubitious computing " a perception, where gadgets woven into so closely into the everyday lives of users which seamlessly answer and respond to questions in almost an artificial intelligence kind of way.
"Why should someone stop their conversation because they're missing a tiny piece of information that you need to take that conversation further?" Singhal said at the time. "You have to pull out your phone. You have to unlock the phone. You have to type. Already you have lost valuable seconds and the conversation has become unnatural and awkward.
"I would make a bold prediction that in the next three to five years you will have a Star Trek assistant, with a lot more capability than your phone has now. We have built baby steps of this already."
Singhal wasn’t that far of, with digital voice that assist like Apples Siri and Microsoft Cortana, we can see how much technology has actually advanced in just a few short years, especially with the rise of internet connecting various devices together, speaking to our everyday appliances is no longer something from a science fiction movie from the early 2000’s