The 21 October 2015 was Back to the Future Day. The date that Marty McFly and Dr Emmett “Doc” Brown chose to travel forward in time from 1985 in the hit sequel Back To The Future II.
What are the inventions that Back to the Future got right?
Big-screen televisions and video calls, self tying shoe laces, and video glasses.
What are some of the predictions that they got wrong?
Flying cars fuelled by rubbish!! (although that would be great for the environment) and jackets that dry themselves. Also the film went a little too heavy on its predictions for fax machines, which it imagined would be everywhere in 2015. Fortunately, they’re not.
… And there’s one key invention Back to the Future II missed out: smartphones and tablets, undeniably the most important technological breakthrough of the last decade.
Might have come in handy when Marty and the Doc wanted to escape the future and head back to 1985.
What are your predictions if you could time travel to 2040?