26 years ago, a perfect sequel to a perfect movie was released: Back to the Future: Part II!
Filled with action, an intricate time-hopping plot, and more Biff than you can shake a stick at, Back to the Future: Part II, was, is, and will always remain, completely awesome.
And one of the coolest parts of the movie is the brief time Marty and Doc spend thirty years in their future. Of course, after October 21st, their future will become our past, so, we thought it'd be fun to see how close the filmmakers came to predicting 2015.
First, they nailed the giant TVs in homes. Back in 1989 when the movie was made, giant, wide, and flat TVs with more than a handful of channels and Facetime video calls were completely far-fetched. But now it's just part of the world we live in. Heck, a TV the size Marty has will run you less than $500 at Walmart.
Also on the “they absolutely nailed that” list is wearable tech. Between Google Glass and the Oculus Rift, the crazy glasses seem almost tame. Oh, and take a look at the weather app on your phone. See how they have the temp broken down for almost each hour of the day? Yep, once again, Back to the Future got it right.
However, as awesome as the movie is, it got a lot of things wrong, too. For instance, a self-adjusting and self-drying jacket? Nope, still don't have those. A device to instantly put yourself to sleep? The closest thing we have is Lunesta. Dehydrated food? Only if you count Astronaut ice cream. And what about awesome flying cars? Well, we kinda have flying cars, but they're not that awesome.
The same goes with hoverboards and 3D movies. Lexus has made a hoverboard, but it doesn't quite work the way they do in the movie. As for 3D movies, we don't have Jaws 19, but we do have plenty of fake-looking 3D effects. So that's a half-win! And if you're lucky, you could be one of the few people to get a bottle of Pepsi perfect.
All in all, Back to the Future: Part II was actually pretty scary accurate in predicting what 2015 would be like.