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When we were kids, we all thought we'd have flying cars and accepted cloning as routine by now. Indeed, 1989's "Back to the Future II" and 2000's "The 6th Day", both set in 2015, predicted exactly those innovations.

This unfortunately (or fortunately) is not the case. But could the power of movie special effects have helped inspire today's technology? We've already seen the invention of the hoverboard and self-tying shoelaces, both of which appeared in "Back to the Future II".

From James Bond's gadgets to the self-driving cars in "Total Recall", CNBC looks at how the movie industry has influenced the technology of 2015.

- By Alexandra Gibbs, special to

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