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Looking into the future: things that ‘Back to the Future II’ got right!

Looking into the future: things that ‘Back to the Future II’ got right!

This year marks the 25th anniversary since the first Back to the Future movie screened.

My brother, cousin and I loved the Back to the Future movies – our favourite part of the story was Back to the Future II; the movie where the ever-cool Marty McFly travels into the future to the year 2015. As young kids (I would have been 6 years old when the second movie came out), the idea of a future filled with crazy things such as hover boards, flying cars, 3D everything and self-lacing Nikes excited us to no end!

Now that 2015 isn’t that far away, it’s quite amazing to look back at the Back to the Future II movie to see what Producer, Robert Zemeckis, had envisaged for the future, what he predicted to be right (or almost right) and what was perhaps a little too far-fetched for 25 years into the future.

I came across this great blog post the other day, 14 Things from Back to the Future II That Actually Came True, and 5 That Haven’t… Yet. While Zemeckis’ ideas of flying cars, hover boards and 3D billboards haven’t transpired as yet (yes, apparently they’re all still possibilities for the future – and for one I am surprised 3D billboards haven’t already come about), he did get a number of things right including the notion that computer games wouldn’t need hand-held controls; that we’d all be sticking massive flat screen tv’s to our lounge room walls; and that we’d all have an addiction to some sort of personal electronic device (iPhone addict here!)! How did he know?!

To those wanting to relive those Back to the Future moments, the BluRay special 25th anniversary and limited edition boxed set, complete with a model of the Delorean (minus the flux capacitor – dang!) is now available at JB HIFI; check it out here..

I, for one, am still looking to a future of hover boards (who needs a flying car when you can have a hover board, right?!).

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