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If you're a nerd, it's the first question you asked when the clock struck midnight, 2015.
"So where are all the flying cars? And the hoverboards we were promised?"
In the blockbuster film hit "Back to the Future," which came out 30 years ago, and its sequels, this, 2015, is "the future" - the year Marty McFly and Doc Brown zoomed off to visit in their souped-up flying DeLorean.
Indeed the whole premise of the sequel was about all the amazing technology that we would have in the future, today. So how did the team behind the movies do in their predictions?
In addition to the urgent task of recovering the passengers still missing, investigators are racing to find the flight's black boxes.
Officials need these recorders to determine what exactly happened to AirAsia 8501, and to try to prevent it from happening again.
CNN Safety Analyst David Soucie and CNN Aviation Analyst Les Abend discuss.
Aviation and safety experts say the majority of the missing are likely together... still strapped in to the plane's main cabin.
Wednesday, an Indonesian search official told CNN he thought sonar equipment detected something that looked like the main fuselage at the bottom of the sea, but now search and rescue officials are backing off that statement.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux has the latest details on the hunt for AirAsia 8501.
CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look at the search area on the Magic Wall.
The Lead with Jake Tapper draws not only on Tapper’s deep knowledge of politics and national issues, but also seeks to examine and advance stories across a wide range of topics that demonstrate his own curiosities and interests. Compelling headlines come from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, sports to popular culture, based on news drivers of the day.
The Lead with Jake Tapper airs weekdays at 4 p.m. ET.
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