BACK TO THE FU­TURE TECH TRENDS

For all the in­no­va­tions that the fu­ture may hold, the one con­stant is the need for power. Af­ter all, the en­ergy that fu­els those gad­gets must come from some­where.

HWM (Malaysia) - - FRONT PAGE - Text by Team HWM Art Di­rec­tion Ken Koh

Oc­to­ber 21st, 2015. If you watched the Back to the Fu­ture movies in the 80s, you’ll prob­a­bly re­mem­ber that 2015 is the year in the fu­ture that Marty McFly and Doc Brown time-trav­elled to – a fu­ture that saw many in­no­va­tions and tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances. Now that we’ve ac­tu­ally hit the year 2015, the ob­vi­ous ques­tion that comes up is: how many of th­ese movie pre­dic­tions ac­tu­ally came true?

REEL TECH:

Ok, so tech­ni­cally this first ap­pears in Back to the Fu­ture (the orig­i­nal movie), but in Doc Brown’s re­designed Delorean in Back to the Fu­ture II, the time ma­chine’s flux ca­pac­i­tor was pow­ered by “Mr Fu­sion” - a home en­ergy re­ac­tor that al­lowed Doc to con­vert trash into power by way of a con­trolled nu­clear fu­sion re­ac­tion. The premise be­ing that this of­fered the peo­ple of 2015 a so­lu­tion to their en­ergy prob­lems, as plu­to­nium was scarce and garbage was clearly read­ily avail­able. Out of gas? Just empty your trash into Mr Fu­sion and you’re good to go.

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