Caution: BEWARE OF SPOILERS!
The key to it all is that HPE’s product designer, Chris Carlozzi, is a Star Trek fan, and says he used that to help shape his design process, even channeling Scotty to ask himself what he’d be doing if he were in the movie, and how would he be doing it.
They still haven’t filled him in on any super secret plot details, or told him exactly how the devices he designed fit into the story, but he did share his original sketches with cnet, and they added some photos from Paramount Pictures to speculate on exactly what’s what. If you consider any of these to be spoilers, read no further. If you’re curious, read on.
Could this be how it looks in the movie?
Siri, of course, is a logical extension of Star Trek-inspired technology, and when Google started developing their version of her, they initially called it Majel. While tech experts tell us that the transporter isn’t anything they can see as a reality, there are tricorders in development, and enough holograms to fill a holodeck or two. Inspiration and innovation go hand in hand.
So I think that means I can hold out on the colonoscopy, right? The Diagnostic Wrap is right around the corner.