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Technologies in the Film

And How They Relate to Technology Today

Because much of Back to the Future Part II (1989) has many scenes that take place in the future (October 2015), we generated a list of all the pieces of technology featured in the film and analyzed each to see how they relate to the technologies available today (April 2014). For each piece of technology from the movie that doesn't yet exist, we researched the progress of that technology today.

Technologies from the Film That Do Not Exist Today

Technologies from the Film That Do Exist Today

  • Portable card-scanners
  • Videoconferencing
  • Robotic waiter
  • Voice-activated televisions
  • Intelligent/automated homes
  • Biometric security devices
  • Picture-in-picture television
  • HUD augmented goggles

Technologies from the Film That Are Outdated Today

  • Fax machines
  • Telephone booths