Star Trek is Alive and Well

Star Trek is alive and well… in Israel.

Even though the breakthrough imaginary crew of Gene Roddenberry did not include a Jewish character.

Indulge me here…  especially one blogger who indulges in green smoothies… but this sets the stage:

Chekov is miraculously cured though the repair of a ruptured brain artery – without drills, scalpels or stitches.

The surgery is performed by a miracle device placed on his forehead.


Well, Star Trek’s vision is coming to fruition.

An Israeli engineering company has developed a prototype “knifeless” surgical instrument using ultrasound.  It utilizes 3D imaging to control the precision targeting of the ultrasounds to eradicate a growth.  You ladies will find it interesting – one potential application is removal of uterine fibroids.  Another use depicted is the treatment of Parkinson’s.

Please watch.  As Spock would have said, “Fascinating”.

As you Trekkies may know, Dr. “Bones” McCoy is noted for his famous “doctor” quotes.  In “Mirror, Mirror,” Dr. McCoy says determinedly to Capt. Kirk, “I’m a doctor!  Not an engineer!”

He was wrong.

This doctor of the future IS an engineer.

And most of all, thank you, Mr. Roddenberry.

14 thoughts on “Star Trek is Alive and Well”

  1. Quite a few items seen in Star Trek have come about. Personal computers in each cabin for one (laptops), either Roddenberry had an amazing imagination or he was a genius.

      1. Another flight to launch more of his ashes into deep space along with those of Majel (Barrett) Roddenberry, his widow who died in 2008, is planned for launch in 2014

      2. That’s great news! And this “new” ID… Is it who I think it is?

        As for his ashes, I last heard (mistakenly perhaps) that his launch vehicle had misfired and landed in some undetermined area, i.e., lost. Wasn’t Doohan’s ashes in there, too?

  2. VERY COOL! My FIL is going in for brain surgery tomorrow–too soon to have this available for him, but I can see how it can make huge differences in the lives of millions of patients over time.

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