Right & Wrong Predictions
If you were asked what piece of awesome fictional tech you’d love to see find its way into the realm of the real, 99% of respondents would, without even thinking about it, say the Hoverboard from Back to the Future Part 2 .
It has suddenly become not so difficult to imagine a future where we're all riding around on our very own Marty McFly hoverboards, or where we might actually be able to turn Quidditch into a real sport. That's because researchers have revealed that such technology is no longer in the realm of science fiction and wizardry.
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Many a future engineer was inspired by Back to the Future 's Dr.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the 1985 summer blockbuster " Back to the Future ," (as well as a brief flareup over the specific date in the future that Doc Brown sets his time machine), we thought it'd be appropriate to take a look at two of the films most memorable automotive oddities: The DeLorean and the Flying Car . While we may technically be living in the "Future" that Hollywood imagined a quarter century ago, some of the nifty toys that we assumed we'd all be playing with still haven't materialized yet, while others we had back then have gone the way of the DoDo bird.
When we reported the news of the Terrafugia Transition last week we did not realize the significance of it, as Back to the Future 2 was the movie that gave us the flying Deloren.
So, since it's 2009 and we're only six-and-a-half years away from the future they traveled to (October 2015)... I think we're close enough to do an audit. How'd they do?
Today, we go after the swings and misses in "Back to the Future Part II"... the things that movie predicted for 2015 and got completely wrong.