Released in 1989, Back to the future 2 (released this evening at 21h on TMC) was his action in 2015 and égrenait technical innovations. State the places between flashes of genius and misfires.
In Back to the future, trilogy star of the 1980s, director Robert Zemeckis was filming the adventures of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a student slackers and Emmet “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd), mad genius crazy at the age of fifty roaring. If the first component sends the protagonists in 1955, the second (released in 1989) sent, him, the two friends in 2015. Precisely on the 21st of October. On the screen, it is a cascade of discoveries genius who paraded before our eyes. Presaging a future at the cutting edge of technology. This evening, precisely, the channel TMC will broadcast at 21h Back to the future 2. The opportunity to make the point… With thirty years of advance, the director and his team have seen just ?
They were all good
The shoes autolaçantes. Marty laced up his Nike Air Mag that automatically adjust to your foot. In reality, they exist. Or almost. Because in 2011, the brand was manufactured in the same shoes (without the auto-lacing) of 1,500 copies and is available only on the merchant site eBay for a few thousand euros. More recently, Nike (again) has created the HyperAdapt 1.0., real sneakers that lace themselves… Available across the Atlantic for the modest sum of… 720$ (a little more than 680€).
The touch-screen tablet. In the film, a man tends to Marty as a tablet to sign a petition for the restoration of the clock of the town hall. In reality, the iPad and its competitors have overtaken and revolutionized our daily lives.
3D. Marty is attacked by a shark in the middle of the street… This is the trailer of Teeth of the sea 19. Well seen ! The 3D technology has become essential today for most blockbusters at the cinema.
The connected home. At Marty and Jennifer, the home automation is everywhere. The lighting, the automatic closure of the flaps or the cooking of food is done by the voice. Today, it is possible. One can, for example, to operate the heating of the house via their smartphone. Another example : to return home with him, Marty has no more need for keys, but only his or her fingerprint. In reality, the scanner footprint multiplies and, in particular, to unlock the screen of a smartphone.
The video calls. More need to phone to Marty is fired by his boss in tchatant with him on a screen. Today, whether by Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp, the exchanges are also screen to screen.
Of the robots servers. In a bar, Marty order a soda to a server robot. Today, in some institutions, japanese or chinese, the androids have come to take your order, bustle about in the kitchen or bring you your dishes…
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The slamball. In the local newspaper, Marty reads the results of the last game of slamball. This sport, imaginary at the time of the release of the film, was created in the early 2000s. It is a mixture of american football and basketball, where trampolines are placed in the baskets to promote the dunks impressive.
They were almost…
The video eyewear. The daughter of Marty phone or order at the basket of fruit down from the ceiling to the middle of his glasses. In reality, advertised as revolutionary, the Google Glass made it possible to be geo-locate, send messages, browse the Net, record video… But 1300 € a piece, they were withdrawn from the sale after having multiplied the bugs.
The skate wheel or hoverboard. Marty is surfing above the bitumen on a board and flying. If they are not yet on the market, prototypes already exist. Developed by the university of Paris VII Diderot on one side and by the american firm, Hakel Industries on the other, they do not work (for now !) that over metal surfaces…
You will still have to wait…
The drone journalists. In the film, drones, describing the arrest of Biff Tannen and his gang. Today, the use of drones is very framed (overview of Paris prohibited, for example). But you never know…
The jacket self-drying. He fell into the water after his pursuit race hoverboard, Marty sees his jacket to dry in a flash. No jacket in the spokes for the time being, although american engineers are working on it…
The flying car. The Doc flies on highways celestial to the edge of his DeLorean. We are almost there ! The american company Terrafugia promises the commercialization of its Transition “soon”, and the engineer of the Slovak Stefan Klein continues the development of his AeroMobil, despite the crash of a prototype…
It is missed !
The machine to travel in time. The DeLorean time machine Doc Brown can travel back in time with a simple mixture of the wastes in fusion… Well, you will have to solve a bundle of problems-physical, mathematics and science before that is possible !
The fax machine ubiquitous. The film is the fax everywhere but he did not foresee the emergence of the Internet and e-mails…