In the past, Star Trek has inspired several self-fulfilling prophecies, from the invention of the flip phone to ion propulsion to the tricorder… Star Trek is often credited for being one of the few futurist franchises that portrays a positive future for humanity: a utopian future free of many of today’s problems. As a result, another self-fulfilling prophecy Star Trek may yet inspire is a sustainable future. With Earth Hour this Saturday, we at TrekCore feel it is worth taking a step back to reflect on our progress regarding anthropogenic climate change, a significant stumbling block to being able to realise such a future.
The Earth Hour campaign this year centres around inspiring action: “I will… if you will…” Is there anything us Star Trek fans can do this week to inspire action to help build a sustainable future? Let us know if you are participating in any of the challenges, issuing any challenges, etc. in the comments below.