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Technologies from Back to the future 2

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 Few weeks ago and days ago, The Date is October 21 2015, That is the date from the movie back to the future 2 where the main characters Marty Mcfly and Doctor Emmet Brown visited the "Future"  I just realized the so called "future" from that movie is now our past.  Today is  November 2 2015 depends on your timezone.  I remember when I was a little kid, I remember telling everyone how excited I was for 2015 because of the technologies I saw from that movie but many predictions of that movie is kind of wrong.

They never predicted the existence of the Internet and smartphones.  I tried to make some sort of research if any of the technologies shown on the movie existed in the real 2015.

One of the prediction of the movie are flying cars.  Well ever since the 90's there had been many working prototype flying cars that got invented but they were never manufactured.  The movie do have wrong predictions like they still have payphones  and  fax machines in the movie.

 

Anyway I found these recent articles that shows some technologies from Back to the future 2 that  already  exists in the real 2015:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-back-to-the-future-ii-actual-october-21-2015-20151021-story.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34569759

 

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If you stick strictly to the tech, much of it was more accurately predicted in older and better sci-fi titles than the cheese that is the "Back to the Future" franchise.

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I saw a lot of gadgets similar to Applewatch and Google Glass from much older Scifi movies.  I think Tablets are predicted by 2001 Space Odyssey.  Flying cars had been the Ultimate stable of most Sci-fi movies. I had seen many of the predicted they will exist by the year 2000.  As A kid I always thought Flying cars will be normal by the Year 2000 because of those Sci-fi movies. You can imagine how disappointed I was when the actual year came,

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There are many sci-fi stories I have read that predicted the internet. Here is a sample - http://fantascific.blogspot.com/2005_10_15_fantascific_archive.html

But I haven't encountered a story that pedicted the smart phone. With celllphone, there's a lot but not with a smart phone that could access the internet. Well, the writers sometimes have a vision of things to come specifically in technology but it's not easy to make predictions.

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That is an awesome analysis I must say.  Hats off to the creativity of the person who is behind the story of the  movie.   In some movies foldable phones are also being shown as a technological invention whereas it is already a reality now. But for flying cars I think this is not going to happen.  Not just because it is impossible, but cars are not made for that.  The structure of a car is not meant to fly, but the structure of an aeroplane does.

It is really good to see that most of our imaginations come to life as time goes.   My next dream would be self driven cars with artificial intelligence. I think I can see it in my life time itself.

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Flying cars were already invented back in the 90's but there is no way they will be legal. If you live in a condominium or a tenement , I don't think you will be able to sleep at night knowing there is a danger off a flying car crashing on your unit.

There are already some working prototypes but sadly they wont be massed produced.

 

The hoverboards exists now but sadly its very limited.  

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That is really scary.  Cars flying over in a dangerous way! I think it would not be a success in any way as cars are not built for flying.  Even if you want the cars to fly, it should have gone through a thorough make over in its design.  A more aerodynamic structure needs to be designed for a flying car. 

I think a helicopter would be more convenient than a flying car.  In future we can expect a helicopter without fans so that it can land anywhere, anytime without any disturbances.

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On 11/8/2015, 9:40:32, SundayDrivah said:

Flying cars were already invented back in the 90's but there is no way they will be legal. If you live in a condominium or a tenement , I don't think you will be able to sleep at night knowing there is a danger off a flying car crashing on your unit.

 

 

The hoverboards exists now but sadly its very limited.  

No they weren't. There where stylized small aircraft that were called flying cars more for marketing purposes, but no, you can't accurately call those flying cars.

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