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Tango0130 Jun 2018 10:06 p.m. PST

…Future Tech Are Incredible

"Somehow it's still hard to fathom that Back to the Future Part II was set three years ago. For children of the '80s and '90s, the Robert Zemeckis sequel was the most popular and recognized vision of a future we might see when 2015 finally arrived. And while some of the technology imagined for the film never got made, several devices actually did make it to reality—so we talked to one of the men responsible for creating them.

Edward Eyth is one of a handful of designers who helped bring that iconic 1989 version of 2015 to life. For about six months in the late '80s, he worked alongside legendary production designer Rick Carter, current Executive Creative Director at Lucasfilm Doug Chiang, and several others designing all of the technology in the film.

"I was tasked with much of the technology of Marty McFly's condo of the future, and the personal electronics & devices that might be in common use in 2015," Eyth told io9. Writers Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis had several pieces of tech, such as flying cars, in the script—but beyond those key items, Eyth and his colleagues were basically given a blank slate…."
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