With almost half a century the Star Trek adventure covers 6 tv series and 11 films that bring us into the future. Far future, whatever that would be. In December 1964 Gene Roddenberry presented the first ever pilot episode.
The first tv series started in September 1966. In 2012 or 2013 the new Star Trek film series will see the light of day. I would say that they need to invent some new gadgets since some tech news from nowadays are already better than SciFi. Have fun with the infographic from below. Via [GaS].