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…)
The first 30 minutes of Robert Zemeckis’s 1989 time-travelling classic Back To The Future II takes place in the distant future – 2015. Inevitably, here we are at the beginning of 2015, and it is interesting to take note of the numerous predictions that the movie actually got right. With myriad predictions including: Eyewear (Google glasses), 3D movies (which are more popular than ever at the moment), Bionics, Automation (self-checkouts), Hands free technology (with the likes of games consoles such as the Nintendo Wii), and video calls (the dominance of Skype), and even Hoard-Board technology (Hendo Hoverboard). There are only a few things that have yet to be achieved, such as flying cars (like from BTTF), the Cubs winning a World Series, and Nike shoes with self powered laces. However, there are still 285 days to go until Back to the Future Day on the 21st of October, so there is still time for these things to develop.
It turns out that Tinker Hatfield and his team are working hard to make the Nike MAG, those shoes with self powered laces Marty McFly wore in the movie, become a reality. (more…)
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