In the Year 2015: How Back to the Future Predicted the IoT

By Rich Handley

From drones and AI-based virtual assistants to smart homes and other Internet of Things technologies, this classic 1980s science fiction comedy franchise was surprisingly on the mark when it came to predicting present-day innovations.

Remember a few years back, when you came home from work in your flying car, tripped over your kid's hoverboard, rehydrated a pizza, read the latest messages on your family's fax machine, and scheduled a spleen replacement at your local rejuvenation clinic, then took your family to see Jaws 19 in holographic 3D? No? Doesn't ring a bell? Well, had Back to the Future's creators had their way, the above might have described your average Saturday. When Em...

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