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German software developers can remove objects from live video — Future Stalins will alter recorded history en vivo

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We live in the Future. It’s official. First, someone makes Marty McFly shoes. Then we learn that Google has developed fully-operational autonomous cars. And now, a German software team has released video showing how they can remove objects from live video. The software achieves this by reducing the quality of the image, removing the object, and then increasing the quality again — all within 40 milliseconds.

I mean, seriously. This isn’t that far away from flying cars. Or laser blasters.

In fact, I think I’d prefer laser blasters. Producers of live television will find a multitude of applications for this technology, I’m sure. But for rest of us, is it going to anything more than increase our distrust of television and video sources?

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Back to the Future shoes. Finally.

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Despite recent Internet hoaxes, we still have 5 years to achieve all the greatness of the 2015 Back to the Future II world.

But if we’re going to actually live in the Hill Valley of the future, inventors really need to kick it up a gear.

Last week the Associated Press claimed our hovercar was just around the corner. And now Instructables inventor blakeblevin is showing off a neon Nike with self-tying laces.

Shoe-attaching technology has seen little progress since Velcro, and I for one, think it’s high time my sneaks stopped being so lazy and tied themselves. Obviously this means the double-necktie is just around the corner. Wouldn’t hold out much hope for the hoverboard though.