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Star Wars Day: the galactic technology that came off the screen to be a reality

Star Wars Day: the galactic technology that came off the screen to be a reality

Every May 4 is celebrated star wars day and it is always used to remember data from the saga: in this case it will be about the technological things that they used in their movies and have inspired developers to create similar devices. In other words, from the Star Wars technologies that came off the screen and became a reality.

First of all, we must remember that throughout the world this day is known as Star Wars Day, but it is not because it coincides with the official date of the premiere of the first film, but because of one of the most popular phrases of the saga (“May the force be with you or “May the force be with you”) and “May the 4th be with you” (“May the 4th be with you”). That’s because “4th” and “force” sound phonetically similar in English.

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The global event was promoted by a popular Canadian cinema chain named Toronto Underground Cinema. This held an event in which it screened all the Star Wars movies. This is how this celebration began, which was reinforced by the fans, who celebrated May 4 and used the phrase that only a true fan would understand.

The saga has inspired several generations. There are many who started watching movies as children and even though they are adults they are still moved. Some of them ended up studying STEM careers (acronym for the terms in English Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Y were inspired by their favorite saga to develop technologiesso it’s not surprising that there are some things today that were once just science fiction.

robots and androids

Since the first movie and until the last series based on the Star Wars galaxy, robots and androids have been present. How to forget the iconic R2D2, C-3PO or the most recent protagonist BB-8. Although these models do not currently exist, they do there are many robots they can do a wide variety of things.

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Every year new models of robots are presented that people or companies can buy, there are from the most basic to the most complete such as Sophia, the most famous humanoid robot and Ameca, a humanoid or soon the Tesla Botandroids that are being developed by Elon Musk’s company and their goal is to perform tasks that are complicated and difficult for humans.

holographic projections

messages through holographic figures They are undoubtedly one of the highlights of the saga, as problems and more adventures always lay ahead. In the decades when they appeared in the movies, there weren’t even video calls. Currently this hologram technology already exists.

Although it is not used to make calls or send messages, holographic projection has been used in concertslike those of the virtual singer Hatsune Miku, or in advertisement in Japan.

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Robotic Prosthetics

After losing a hand, Anakin and Luke Skywalker use a robotic hand to replace it. This opportunity that was in science fiction is now available in reality. Some companies like Shadow Robot Company have developed robotic prostheses.

The mechanical limbs they work through the electrical impulses of the arms and can even be synchronized via Bluetooth with a smartphone or computer to allow the user to adjust it to their hand.

galactic exploration

Although it is not yet possible to travel between galaxies, space missions have been increasing and a historic achievement was recently made: the first NASA rover arrived on Mars to explore and help scientists understand the red planet so that in a few decades the first human stepped on its surface.

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