BACK TO THE FUTURE: How Did ‘Back to the Future: Part II’ Score on 2015 Predictions?

Published on January 1, 2015

Let’s see how close we are to what Back to the Future: Part II taught us about the year 2015. Check it out…

By Susanna Kim, ABC News

When Marty McFly was sent 30 years into the future as part of the plot in “Back to the Future Part II,” he arrived in a time when where there were hoverboards zipping around, people wore self-lacing shoes and flying cars were the norm.

That year?


Let’s take a look:

Right On, McFly:

1. Flat screen televisions, Skype-like communication and card readers

“Nobody calls me ‘chicken,’ Needles,” an older McFly says to Douglas Needles via a screen before scanning a card remotely. “Nobody.”


1. Flying cars, Hovercraft

In the “Jaws 19” scene, McFly sees an ad for Wilson Hover Conversion Systems in which “now you don’t have to worry about traffic” with “skyway flyers” for $39,999.95.

We don’t have quite the same hovercraft today and even in the movie, they had limitations: “Hey McFly, you bojo, those boards don’t work on water!”

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