Return to the future, by Robert Zemeckis, has marked a before and after in our history. Not only on a cinephile level, but also technological. Although the time machine in the form of a car does not yet exist, throughout its footage numerous inventions appear that have inspired a good batch of trinkets that we have around us today. That is the case, for example, of dog walking drones o de robots that serve hotel reception.
The thing is not here. From Men in blackEveryone will remember your famous neuralizer: that electro-biomechanical neurotransmitter antisynaptic repositioning device. Or, put another way, that stick that erased memory after a flashazo white light. The men in black used it to remove all traces of any of their steps. The funny thing is that, in reality, something similar has already been created. Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the Davis Center for Neuroscience at the University of California (United States) have succeeded in eliminating the memories of mice by applying light pulses to a specific area of the brain. So, perhaps, the contraption he carried is not so far-fetched Will Smith.
Exploding chewing gum, elastic machetes, jet shoes, super strength gloves or flying boards are some of the gadgets that have been appearing in the four installments of Spy kids. Very bizarre everything, there is no doubt. But, for inspiration, Minority report.
On October 4, 2002, the film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise was released in Spanish theaters. It is set in 2054 and tells the story of a pre-crime cop who anticipates murders and other crimes. In it, several futuristic advances were taught that, 21 years later, still seem implausible. Such is the case of jetpacks how much we have been seeing on our screens since the 80s. However, they have never landed in stores. The film also shows the main character using his hands to move digital objects in the air or fingering. virtual screens that, little by little, have been making an appearance in as many titles. At present, they do not exist either, but there are already prototypes of curved televisions that come to closely resemble those of these tapes. At least aesthetically.