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While Marty is conniving to short change his employer before getting fired by his boss, Ito 'Jitz' Fujitsu, the screen throws up information such as the caller's hobbies, favorite drinks, occupation and least favorite foods (Ito hates beer). While this might have seemed more game show than social media when the film was made 20 years ago, this is precisely the kind of thing we really do have today on applications such as Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. If you are unlucky enough to get sacked on online, you're going to get sacked with friend recommendations and Farmville gifts floating in the background.