Beaten and Arrested for Riding a Hoverboard: What Marty McFly Would Have Really Seen on Oct 21, 2015

Editor’s Note: This story is from yesterday, Back to the Future day, the day envisioned as “the future” in the 80s film Back to the Future II. Below is how America really looks by comparison to the film. How sad is it that, not only do we not have flying cars, but there is more than one example of people who do manage to get their hands on a hoverboard getting beat down and violently arrested for riding them in “unauthorized” areas in the modern American police state. The date that people have been counting down to for the last 26 years is here. Today is the day Michael J Fox’s Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd’s Doc Brown travelled to in Back to the Future 2 in 1989. But when McFly landed in that 2015 on that fateful fictional day, do you think he could have imagined the state of […] Read More

2014: VR Interface Allows You to ‘Touch’ Holograms!

Like an elaborate version of the famous Pepper’s Ghost effect where a projection appears to interact with a real-world person, this incredible floating haptic interface will absolutely blow your mind… Because unlike Pepper’s Ghost? You’re actually able to physically feel and interact with said projection! During the video, several scientists working on the project show how it works by giving quick demonstrations to illustrate what’s actually happening. What’s actually happening is nothing short of witchcraft or sorcery or the future kissing your eyeballs and saying, “I’m finally here, guys! Jetpacks and hoverboards due out next week!” Sure it’s overkill instead of just touching an actual monitor but think about doctors ‘feeling’ their way through a replicated cadaver to learn about the body or perform practice surgeries without it being detrimental to an actual living being? But what we’re all really thinking is, “When do we get a Danger Room […] Read More