Back to the Future Day was on Oct. 21, 2015. That means that Marty McFly traveled to 2015 and witnessed the technology and events of today! It may be just a movie, but we are talking about one of the most iconic films in movie history. Let's take a look at some things that "Back to the Future" got right and wrong:
1. Cubs winning the World Series
Unfortunately, the Cubs have been eliminated just recently by the New York Mets. The "Back to the Future" prediction was a bust, but not completely, because the Cubs got to the playoffs. Just for that, I will cut the prediction some slack.
We now have hoverboards, sorta. We call them hoverboards, but in reality they are just boards with electrical wheels. However, the company Lexus has created a Hoverboard with the help of magnetic levitation. It can also run on water—so there's that.
3. Our obsession with 3D movies and sequels
Chances are we've seen a 3D movie of some kind, whether it's been live action or animated. There are 3D TVs, 3D Blu-Rays, and 3D posters. 3D is everywhere now whether we like it or not. Moreover, sequels have become a big deal in Hollywood. We haven't gotten to "Jaws 19" yet, but we do have "Jurassic World."
4. Video Game Technology
Our video games are truly hands-free now thanks to the creation of the Kinect, and we are soon diving into the virtual reality space. The Oculus Rift is making waves in the video game industry. Once our technology improves further, who knows what's possible!
5. Handheld Tablet Computers
Androids, iPads, Apple, iPods, or portable music players are everywhere now. Tablets like the one from "Back to the Future" have been created, and there's no doubt we are currently living in the digital age of technology. Whether it's being in the park or walking to school, you are bound to see someone glued to their tiny handheld device.
6. Nike Mags
If you've been living under a rock, you must have missed Nike's recent announcement of the self-lacing Air Mags. They are set to be released in 2016, but boy, these are a beauty to gaze upon. We can finally say that self-lacing shoes are no longer nonexistent. It's a good moment to be a "Back to The Future" fan!