It was the 3rd of July of 1985 when Doc and Marty
McFly first took our imaginations "Back to the
Future". The future that the Delorean explored
was... 2015! Now weíve reached the future, so letís
see if the future is like what Back to the Future
To start with, and to our regret, two of coolest
gadgets were a bit of an over-optimistic prediction.
First there were the flying cars. American company
Terrafugia is indeed putting the final touches to
a prototype which they are hoping will see the light
of day in a couple of years; though we donít know
if air traffic control plans have been drafted yet.
Secondly, who didnít dream of riding the hoverboard?!
Well, thereís good news: another American company,
Arx Pax, will release the very first models in October
this year. They do hover, one inch (!); so perhaps
not as sleek as Martyís, but definitely a good start.
Have $10,000 ready if you fancy one.
Next were the self-tying shoes. Nike gave it a try
in 2011 with the Nike Mag Air: same design as Martyís,
but elastic bands instead of power laces; not really
the same thing, is it? And fast food is still cooked
slowly and not in 6 seconds like the de-hydrated pizza
the McFlys had for dinner.
On the plus side, fashion trends took us far away
from the double tie and Spielberg didnít actually
release 19 "Jaws" films, but only 4.
In terms of Automation we do have robot technology
(not yet at petrol stations) but we still do not have
"Mr. Fusion", the Home Energy reactor to
dispose of the garbage while making cheap clean energy
out of it.
Inventors out there: you still have 5 months to catch
up; as for us, this month you can achieve present
day energy advantages (though not through the magic
of nuclear fusion) that will cool off your costs this
summer: have a look at the Series HRSE basic type
Letís continue enjoying the summer together