Star Wars Day: Galactic Tech Taken Off the Screen to Be a Reality

Technologies that can already be seen today are present in Star Wars (Picture: File)

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

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

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

C-3PO and R2D2 (Photo: Reuters)
C-3PO and R2D2 (Photo: Reuters)

The saga has inspired several generations. There are many who started watching movies when they were children and even though they are adults, they are still moved. Some of them ended up studying STEM careers. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Yes were inspired by their favorite saga to develop technologiesso it’s no surprise that there are some things today that were once just science fiction.

From the first movie and up to the latest 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 there is a lot of robots they can do a wide variety of things.

Every year new models of robots are presented that individuals or companies can buy, there are some from the most basic to the most complete such as Sophia, the most famous humanoid robot and Ameca, a humanoid or soon the Robot Teslaandroids developed by Elon Musk’s company and whose purpose is to perform complicated and difficult tasks for humans.

Holographic projections in Star Wars (Picture: File)
Holographic projections in Star Wars (Picture: File)

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

Although it is not used for making calls or sending messages, holographic projection was used in concertslike those of virtual singer Hatsune Miku, or in advertising In Japan.

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

Tim Hemmes robotic prosthesis (Picture: AP)
Tim Hemmes robotic prosthesis (Picture: AP)

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

Although it is not yet possible to travel between galaxies, space missions are multiplying and a historic achievement has just been achieved: NASA’s first rover has arrived on Mars to explore and help scientists understand the planet. red so that in a few decades the first human walked on its surface.


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