Samsung Galaxy Gear Commercial Remembers Familiar Sci-Fi Devices From Dick Tracy To Capt. Kirk
It could be said (and has been said) that today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality. If you stop to think about it, it's amazing how many commonplace technologies on the market these days were the product of someone's wild imagination not very long ago. Video teleconferencing is a reality now but George Jetson rocked a picture telephone way back in the 1960s. Captain Kirk slung what was essentially the first flip phone, requesting "Scotty, beam me up," well before pocketable smartphones were even a twinkle in the eye of Martin Cooper, the man who is largely credited for inventing cellular communications. Ol' Martin's device was about the size of Don Adam's Get Smart shoe phone but James T., he had himself what looked like a little like Motorola's Razr well before it exploded on to the scene in 2004.
And the smartwatch? Yes that's been done before, at least on the silver screen in Sci-Fi, from Dick Tracy to Inspector Gadget. With smartwatch offerings hitting the market now and Google rumored to be readying a Nexus smartwatch codenamed Gem, Samsung decided they'd underscore how far we've come and that they're one of the first to bring the technology to market with their new Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Watch...
You have to hand it to Samsung for the creative flair in this video spot. Surely it brings back very fond memories for more than a few 30 - 40-somethings that recall some of these classics. The Galaxy Gear retails for $299 on Amazon and you can likely get it with one day shipping as a Prime member. Some day, they'll eventually be able to teleport one to you though.