Today’s the day that Back To The Future characters Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to the future from 1985.
As you may or may not know, the second part of the movie, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, tried to predict what the future would have in store for them. Some predictions actually came true while some were simply too bizarre to happen. Let’s see what they got right and what wrong.
Video conference calls
One scene shows Marty video conferencing with one of his colleagues. Since we have Skype, Google Hangouts, and other software, we can say they pretty much nailed it (they didn’t have the Internet as we know it today in 1985).
Although they opened doors with fingerprints, we can’t do that yet. Well, not all of us, probably some top-secret government corridors have fingerprint recognition software, but for now we’ll stick to unlocking our smartphones with our fingers.
McFly drank a version of soda called Pepsi Perfect, and Pepsi made a phenomenal marketing trick releasing the Pepsi Perfect beverage today, after announcing the drink at the NYC Comic Con.
Unfortunately, we don’t have flying cars. We might have a couple of prototypes that crash every now and then, but they certainly aren’t available to the public.
We saw mailboxes equipped with fax machines in the movie, but in reality, our mailboxes still look the same like.
Even though they had them everywhere, today we have them only as a safety precaution on smaller planes.