Star Trek: The Next Generation - Visual Acuity Transmitter

Publication/Creation Date
Gene Roddenberry (creator)
Media Type
Television Show
Persuasive Intent
In this clip from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Geordi La Forge uses his visual acuity transmitter to allow the team on the bridge to experience how he sees and perceives his environment. Captain Picard exclaims, "Geordi, what's that?"..... Geordi smiles and replies, "that's Captain Riker!" Picard then explains what he sees, "to me it's just an undefined form standing in a visual frenzy. Can you filter out the extraneous information?" Geordi responds, "no, I get it all simultaneously...I select what I want and then disregard the rest". When Picard expresses confusion over this concept, Geordi explains further, "well, how in a noisy room can you select one specific voice or sound?" Picard, "of course, it's something you learn". 
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Objects Of Allusions
Location on Body

Related Items
Gene Roddenberry
Date archived
July 16 2018
Last edited
March 2 2020
How to cite this entry
Gene Roddenberry. (1987). "Star Trek: The Next Generation - Visual Acuity Transmitter". Star Trek: The Next Generation. Fabric of Digital Life.