It’s 2015 and sadly we do not have flying cars and/or hoverboard like skateboards but some of the predictions for 2015 did happen.
The 1989 film Back to the Future II set in 2015 thankfully wasn’t accurate in the type of clothing we would be wearing but have a look at this list, put together by the Daily Mail, of the things the movie got right and what it got wrong…
Self-tying shoe laces
Dominance of fax machines
In the movie, Marty McFly of 2015 speaks to his colleagues on a video call – a fairly spot-on representation of how we chat using Skype or FaceTime. The characters also answered calls with glasses – similar to how computerized eye-wear Google glass works.
Even though self-lacing shoes EXIST: A Canadian Kickstarter campaign created Powerlace, the athletic shoes that automatically tighten to the wearer’s foot, and Nike in 2011 created mock-ups of the shoes to be auctioned for charity, we still aren’t all walking around wearing them. For 2015, the company has said it intends to create a version that actually do lace themselves. We’ll see.