Viral Videos of the Week

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In Viral Videos of the Week, we pick out all the viral internet sensations that have got people talking this week. Expect dancing granddads, crazy new tech developments, epic fails and of course the occasional cat video…

This week’s Viral Videos of the Week have a bit of an unintentional Back to the Future theme, purely because the internet has gone crazy over the fact that The Future Is Now. Watch Michael J. Fox model the world’s first self-lacing Nikes, a special message from Doc Brown and what Back to the Future got right about 2015…

1. Watch Michael J. Fox model lace-up Nikes

To celebrate the 21st October 2015, Nike created sent a real pair of the self-lacing Nikes Back to the Future II predicted to Michael J. Fox (aka Marty McFly). Very cool…

2. Watch a special message from Doc Brown

Not to be outdone by Marty McFly finally getting his hands on a pair of self-lacing trainers, Doc Brown took to Youtube to bring us all this inspiring message on the real 21st October 2015…

3. Watch what Back to the Future got right about 2015

DNews takes a look at how the technological future predicted in Back to the Future compares to real life in 2015…

4. Watch Toyota create fuel from trash

One of the predictions the 1989 film made that we haven’t quite achieved yet was that we’d be fuelling our (flying electric) cars with trash. So Toyota made it happen…

5. Watch a self-driving, electric DeLorean

And last but least, meet MARTY: the self-driving electric DeLorean created by Stanford’s engineers, built to study how cars perform in extreme situations and hopefully guide the development of autonomous safety protocols.

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