Wednesday, October 21, 2015

What inventions of Back to the Future became reality? – Le Figaro

TONIGHT ON TV – The art of anticipation: a survey published on D8, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the American trilogy update on the future vision of the film .

What is left, thirty years after the release of US trilogy Back to the Future, crazy inventions devised by screenwriters Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale? The flying skateboard, on which spun Michael J. Fox, aka Marty McFly and the car back in time aboard which he was traveling from one era to another with Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) they exist 2015? And what about other inventions of the film, such as shoes who get tired alone or communication between people who are on a screen? It is these issues that the documentary Back to the present , broadcast Wednesday on D8, responds with humor but also serious.

This survey begins with a trip to the cult world of the film, the three parts of which were released in 1985, 1989 and 1990. The viewer is immediately in the bath when the DeLorean DMC-12, the car to travel in time, appears on the screen, October 21, 2015, just as it does in Back to the Future 2. Except that the craft is filmed as part of a reconstruction for the documentary, in the streets of Paris to aujourd ‘hui. It is immersed in the history of the making of the trilogy with many testimonies, including those of Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale and Christopher Lloyd.

A car and a skateboard flying

The surprises are waiting for you. The steering wheel skate, called hoverboard in the film, does exist. The board that floats above the ground is, of course, in the beginning, but a company in Silicon Valley invented it well. Greg Henderson, founding president of Hendo company has developed a skateboard able, on a copper surface to remain suspended a few centimeters above the ground and move with someone over thanks to magnetic fields.

The images of this invention are impressive and several US cities are ready to build copper tracks for these flying boards. The ultimate dream of Greg Henderson, from this technique, maintain the buildings above the ground to protect them in case of earthquake.

As for the flying car, which will not become a reality for the entire population before long, the documentary shows an amazing Austrian prototype. This is a small vehicle with folding wings. It consumes eight liters of fuel per hundred kilometers on the road and fifteen liters in the air. All for an estimated price of 207,000 euros. But this gear remains unable to travel through time … Finally, if the trainers who get tired of themselves have yet emerged, however, to talk remotely via screens, like in the movie Back to the Future is a reality with the Internet and Skype. Other inventions of the film, such as computers that use voice recognition or fingerprints, are also entered in our everyday life.


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