“星际迷航”是有史以来最受欢迎的科幻系列之一，深受世界各地人们的喜爱。在电视节目，电影，小说，漫画和播客中，未来的地球居民都会前往银河系的远处。他们使用先进技术如经线驱动推进系统和人工重力穿越太空，并沿途探索奇怪的新世界。 “星际迷航”中的科学技术令人眼花缭乱，并引导众多粉丝提出这样的问题：现在或未来是否存在这样的推进系统和其他技术进步？事实证明，一些“Treknology”（以及在其他科幻媒体中提出的奇怪想法）背后有不同程度的真实科学。在某些情况下，科学实际上是非常合理的，我们现在要么拥有这项技术（例如第一批基本的医疗三轮车和通信设备），要么在不久的将来某个时候开发它。星际迷航宇宙中的其他技术有时与我们对物理学的理解一致 – 例如经线驱动 – 但由于各种原因而极不可能存在。还有一些人更多地处于想象领域，并且（除非我们对物理学的理解发生变化）不会有机会成为现实。 Treknology型设备分为几类，从工作中的设备到根据我们目前对物理学的理解，时间可能永远不会到来的想法。值得注意的是，我们今天使用的一些像Trek一样的设备很可能受到该节目的启发，尽管最终可能已经被发明了。
Star Trek is one of the most popular science fiction series of all time and loved by people around the world. In its TV shows, movies, novels, comics, and podcasts, future inhabitants of Earth go on quests to the far reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy. They travel across space using advanced technologies like warp drive propulsion systems and artificial gravity, and along the way, explore strange new worlds. The science and technology in Star Trek are dazzling and lead many fans to ask: could such propulsion systems and other technological advances exist now or in the future? As it turns out, some “Treknology” (and whiz-bang ideas proposed in other science fiction media) have varying levels of real science behind them. In some cases, the science is actually quite sound and we either have the technology now (such as the first rudimentary medical tricorders and communications devices) or someone will be developing it sometime in the near future. Other technologies in the Star Trek universe are sometimes in agreement with our understanding of physics—such as the warp drive—but are highly improbable to ever exist for various reasons. Still others are more in the realm of imagination and (unless something changes in our understanding of physics) don’t stand a chance of ever becoming a reality. Treknology-type devices fall into several categories, ranging from those that are in the works to ideas whose time may never come based on our current understanding of physics. It’s interesting to note that some of the devices we use today that ARE Trek-like were very likely inspired by the show, although may well have been eventually invented.