"Back to the Future" fans are celebrating October 21 2015, the date Marty McFly and Doc Brown crashed the future, in the second sci-fi adventure of the movie trilogy, "Back to the Future II." The crashed is described as the key moment in the Back to the Future II plot.
The movie was released in November 1989. When we watch the movie now, 26 years later, we can see how successful the movie was in predicting technology trends, even if it has many misfires.
Flying cars, hoverboards, self-lacing shoes, drones, mechanical car fuel attendants , smart-glasses, tablets and computer-controlled door locks are among the techs predicted in the sequel for the year 2015.
Flying cars have always been in the horizon in predictions about the future, however, there might be a delay in the launch, as of yet. A Massachusetts-based automobile manufacturer, Terrafugia, is in the works of developing a roadable aircraft and a flying car.
"Where we're going, we don't need roads…," the prediction that has yet to lift off.
The movie’s iconic hoverboard is no longer impossible. Lexus released its own production of a hoverboard in August based on a hidden metal track being buried into the ground. Recently, in a movie starring skaterboarder Tony Hawk, he was trying out a rival version of hoverboard called Hendo, based on similar magnet-based technology.
Social media has been abuzz for hours with the movie’s fans celebrating the “actual day” with colourful posts and videos.
Doc Brown played by Christopher Lloyd has a message for the day of "Back to the Future."
“Yes, it is different than we all thought,” he says in a video uploaded to the movie series’ official Facebook page. “But don’t worry, it just means your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has.”
Back to the Future drones could only get fleeting appearances and very "of the moment." Recently, drones and camera-enabled aircrafts, have already been used for media organisations to get new perspectives for news.
Computer-controlled door-locks fascinated audiences in the movie, luckily Yale released a similar product earlier this month.
There is not so much to say about tablets. In recent years, they have become one of the most common technological device across the world. In one of the movie’s scenes, a campaigner was using a tablet.
The “Back to the Future” trilogy has been released for its special 30th anniversary as Blu-ray and DVD, including all the installments of the trilogy: 1985’s “Back to the Future,” 1989’s “Back to the Future Part II” and 1990’s “Back to the Future Part III.”
All three films were produced by Michael J. Fox and earned more than 956 million dollars at the global box office.