If you have been a die hard Back To The Future fan since it first hit our screens back in the 1980’s then I am sure you are also feeling just a little bit depressed that we were not able to run out and buy a flying car, book a seat to see Jaws 19 or test out a bright pink hover board this morning!
It is after all the 21st October 2015, the very day that Marty and Doc Brown visited to save Marty’s future son from criminal peril and for those of us that have waited since 1985 for today to come we can finally measure how right or wrong the Back To The Future writers were with their predictions of what today would really be like.
For me the Back To The Future films inspired a lifetime of day dreaming about time travel, not the kind that would unravel the very fabric of the universe but just the ability to go back and forth from time to time to make a few little tweaks to life’s complicated path. I’ll keep those thoughts just for me for now though.
So no need for a long narrative here, just a few screen shots to celebrate one of the best movie trilogies ever made.
The Things They Got Right – The Future Is Today
Marty Jr is wearing tech glasses, these days being developed as Google Glass.
Hand Held Devices
The old man collecting money for the clock tower approaches Marty for money. Notice the tablet he is holding in his hand! Then at dinner in the McFly household of 2015, see the hand held devices being used at the table.
Video Calling and Wall Mounted Flat Screen TV’s
Whether it’s skype or facetime, video calling is an everyday thing these days and check out that big flat screen TV, we didn’t have those back in 1985.
Hands Free Gaming
The kids of 2015 mocked Marty because he had to use his hands for that old fashioned video game.
Jennifer’s thumbprint is used to retrieve all of her information by the Police.
A bit more holographic than 3d but the idea was still there.
Multiple TV Channel’s
Marty tells the TV to display multiple channel’s at one time.
More Wearable Technology
Loads of examples of this throughout the film, Doc’s glasses, watch etc.
So What About The Hover Board, Self Lacing Shoes and The Flying Car?
Well we are getting there! I reckon another 30 years and we might just have the full collection.
Posted by Jamie Penn with contributions and suggestions from HC Blogs and Samantha Sheridan Photography.