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.
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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