37485027 story Star Trek Tech That Exists Today 207 Posted by Soulskill on Wednesday September 12, 2012 @05:15PM from the where-are-my-self-sealing-stembolts dept. Esther Schindler writes "When Star Trek hit the air waves, talking computers were just a pipe dream. While teleportation remains elusive, several once-fictional technologies are changing the way people live and work. Here are some ways in which we're approaching the gizmos that Star Trek demonstrated. Speech recognition? Check. Holodeck? Sort of. Replicator? Workin' on it."