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The Letting-Go Dilemma

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The Letting-Go Dilemma
The Letting-Go Dilemma

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By David Benjamin

There are numerous faulty predictions in the second installment of the Back to the Future movie franchise. The film, set in 2015, foresees, for example, a sixth sequel to Jaws — which actually ended after two increasingly inferior revivals — and it poses the possibility of self-drying clothes and dehydrated pizza. Really? In the opposite direction, the film was wrong about television technology, which got much better than the scriptwriters anticipated.

On the other hand, the movie’s depictions of advances in home-security technology were fairly prescient.

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