Re: Are communicators and tricorders anachronistic now?
My smart phone was useless at detecting lifeforms when my brother-in-law and I last went turkey hunting.
Nor does it have the range to call a orbiting spacecraft.
On the other hand, the "desk top" computer atop Picard's ready room desk does look incredible huge.
Every time the Federation Council is featured in the new series, it should be like a episode of House of Cards, with some Throne of Swords thrown in too