It is a commonplace that science fiction not only predicts the future (although it doesn't), it helps design it (ah, firmer ground here). The canonical example for techies is the Motorola StarTAC flip phone, which was entirely dependent on Kirk's communicator for its aesthetic: students of architecture and industrial design in general can point to any number of other examples.
Now it seems that this effect extends off-planet. Radio listeners of a certain age - or those with BBC 7 - will be familiar with radio science fiction dramas of a certain type, and their distinctive approach to music and sound effects.
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