Close-up on Culture: Back to the future

Marty: Wait a minute Doc, are you telling me you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?

Doc: The way I see it, if you’re going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?

While Marty McFly in the famous comical sci-fi movie Back to the Future needed an, admittedly very stylish, time machine to go back and forth from the future to the present and back to the past, modern humans seem to switch effortlessly between different time continua. Through developments in modern day society, we have become experienced time travellers.

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