What ‘Back To The Future II’ Got Right and Wrong About 2015
Happy Back to the Future Day!
If you don't know what I mean by that... Today is the day in "Back to the Future II" that Doc Brown and Marty McFly travel to, with the assistance of Doc Brown's DeLorean turned time machine, of course. Today has been 30 years in the making... but how much of their guesswork did they get right? Let's take a look at what filmakers thought October 21st, 2015 would look like 30 years ago...
First of all, we can't talk about BttF2 WITHOUT talking about hoverboards. While hoverboards aren't in mass production (I know, I'm sad about it too), if you really want one, you might not have to wait as long as you think. Tony Hawk is working with Arx Pax, a company that creates and improves hover engines, to create a hoverboard that's as true to the "classic" skateboard as possible. Check out video of Tony Hawk riding the first edition hoverboard HERE.
Pepsi Perfect is another product featured in BttF2 that isn't in mass production, but you can get your hands on some. For only $20.15, you can taste the future. Or, the present, I guess... But decide quickly if you want some, only 6,500 bottles are being made.
Sadly, this one is a no-go. I don't know about you, but my car tires are planted firmly on the road. Car companies have come up with lots of different ways to fuel a car (ethanol, bio-diesel, gasoline, etc.), but nothing that hovers yet. Maybe in another 30 years?
Okay, this one is riding the line between "futuristic movie fantasy" and actual reality. In Back to the Future 2, the Cubs win the World Series against Miami. In reality, the Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908. But the crazy thing about this particular BttF2 prediction, is that it might come true very soon. The Cubs are playing the Mets right now, and while they are down in the series, if the Cubs beat the Mets, they will advance to The World Series, and would just need to beat one more team to official be the World Series champs. We'll see...