Star Trek and the Practice of Medicine

Star Trek has inspired technology, from tricorders to cell phones to automatic sliding doors. One of the lesser known impacts of Star Trek is that it inspired Dr. Ann Burton to become a physician. She now not only practices medicine, but also has engaged in a decades-long crusade to help people understand the meaning and impact of Star Trek on our culture and technology.

At Starbase Indy, we have a variety of speakers -- all who have been inspired by Star Trek into careers of science, linguistics, medicine, and technology -- sharing what they've learned on their journeys. This includes people who have worked on the Star Trek shows and movies, and also lots of people who took their inspiration and used it to do other types of good in the world. Come hear their stories and share in some of what they've learned.


Heather Cottingham