You'd have assumed that by the time the 24th century rolled around, Wi-Fi would be available across the galaxy. But Picard's Enterprise apparently still relied on isolinear chips -- Star Trek's version of flash drives -- to share data. ThinkGeek's version probably isn't quite as advanced, but you don't have to tell your imagination that.
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Only the truest The Next Generation fans likely know that Isolinear Chips are the 24th century's equivalent of the USB flash drives we carry around today. On the show, they utilise futuristic optical storage techniques which haven't been invented yet, so these non-functional replicas will best serve as drink coasters -- as well as being a truly impressive signifier of your Trek fandom.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.