Back to The Future Part II

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Take your mind back to the scene in Back to the Future Part II when Marty and Doc arrive in the year 2015. In order to fit in, Doc gives Marty a self-drying/self-fitting coat, a reflective hat, and has Marty pull his jean pockets inside out (which is the style in 2015). But Doc also gives Marty a pair of self-lacing Nike high-top sneakers, which are functional, easy, and spares the back of the lazy man from having to bend over to tie them. But this is the year 2016 now, we have hoverboards (sort of), so the question must be asked: where are our power laces, Nikes? The answer, they’ll be in a store near you later this fall. (more…)

Back To The Future II

We don’t have flying cars, we don’t have self-tying shoes and – dammit – we don’t have pizzas that cook in under thirty seconds. We have been lied to.

The technology I’m referring to is from Robert Zemeckis’s Back To The Future Part II of course. In it, Marty McFly heads to the year 2015 and experiences a world unlike the one we currently live in. So how far off are we from the wild universe Zemekis created? A new Kickstarter project is going to find out.

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You know what, kids? In another year it will be 2015, and I don’t know about you, but I ain’t got no flying car or hover board. My local diner still has a human wait staff and I don’t have a fax machine in every room of my house (let alone the closets). Heck, my ties till has only a single knot in it! Frankly, I don’t know if we can take another hit in our belief that Back to the Future Part II was a prophetic work, but an internet fan has pointed out even more reason to be concerned. (more…)

We don’t really need to reminisce about how we yearned for the day when we would get to ride our very own Hoverboards from Back to The Future Part II. It’s suffice to say we all wanted one. Well, 80′s enthusiasts… have we got significantly awesome news for you, because the fictional floating board of your dreams is here! Doing the seemingly impossible, YouTuber dondula7 has recreated nerdy of the most extreme order. A real life floating hoverboard that actually works. Well, sorta. Here’s the catch you can’t stand on it (bummer).

The hoverboard “uses a two pairs of electromagnets to float the hoverboard in the air, and laser stabilization to keep it steady.” Although the board does not support the weight of a human, it is strong enough to float up to five pounds.

Sadly we’re not any closer to a floating board that will scoot us to the cafe 80′s, but this is a step in the right direction.

Source: Gizmodo