What a day to be alive! We have all witnessed the 1989 hit movie "Back to the Future" come to real life with it occurring today, 21 October 2015. Yes ladies and gentlemen, today is the day that Marty McFly and Doc travel through time in a flying Delorean.
Running an innovative 3D company has its perks, being able to push the boundaries of whats possible and explore the latest technological breakthroughs available. We would like to take a moment to look at just how accurate the films vision for 2015 has been.
So what futurist predictions have been made since it's creation in 1989. Pink hoverboards of course!! How could anyone forget about Marty McFly picking up a hoverboard and altering his sons bleak future where he was bound for prison. So did the hoverboard prediction come true? Yes it did!
Lexus have created a hoverboard (unfortunately not in fluro pink) that uses magnetic levitation, to achieve frictionless movement. The hoverboard uses cooled liquid nitrogen which is combined with a magnetic surface to repel gravity as seen here.
What about Marty's automatic shoelaces? Yes, these do exist and you can purchase these trendy items that automatically tighten when you press your body weight down as seen here. These will put you out of pocket but definitely worth putting these on your Christmas wish list.
So what about the flying Delorean I hear you ask? Can we actually fly a conventional car? Well…yes we can!
Slovakian company AeroMobil have created a flying car that is expected to go onto the market in the next two years as seen here. Unfortunately, you are required to have a pilots license to drive/fly the vehicle (they never mentioned that in the movie!!). Fortunately for the Team at SCANN3D we were able to fly around in the futuristic Delorean at the University of Melbourne today, as seen here. Or experience it in 360 with our Back to the Future tribute video here.
A lot has changed in the last 30 years, with a whole lot more to come in the next 30!