Star Trek: The Next Generation made talking via a little button attached to someone’s chest look cool, and there is a new report that Google tried to bring that science fiction item into reality.
According to Digital Spy, Google actually made a very Star Trek like communicator, but the project never went anywhere once it was developed.
Amit Singhal, a Google senior VP, spoke about the idea recently. He said:
“I always wanted that pin. You just ask it anything and it works. That’s why we were like, ‘Let’s go prototype that and see how it feels.'”
It did not feel right though because the project was shelved.
Would you have purchased the Star Trek like communicator if Google had followed through with its production? Tell us what you think.