Back to the Future revisited

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IN the sequel to the film ‘Back to the Future’, the flying Delorean car is sent forward to October 21, 2015 and now we have the chance to see whether any of the films predictions have come true.

Whilst we still don’t have flying cars, the production of electric powered cars means that like those in the film, they are almost silent and with the recycling of cooking oil and use of tainted food and sewage to power buses, the concept of the Mr Fusion energy converter is not so far-fetched.

One item that does exist, even though not commercially available yet is the hover board which Lexus have demonstrated, although it does have to run over a buried metal track whilst another version by Hendo works on magnets.

Wearable tech, which is now trendy, was forecast in Marty McFly’s talking jacket and Nike are reported to be exploring the manufacture of self-lacing shoes.

Communication between friends in the film is not dissimilar to video chats which we now take as an everyday event through phones or tablets, and Yale have just released a computer linked door lock.

Whilst plenty of the ideas have never materialised, there are certainly enough that are recognisable. One wonders what new innovations would be featured if the film was re-shot today.

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