Back to the Future Day

@sishy7 (27647)
Australia
October 21, 2015 3:40am CST
I had no idea today is that day. Yes, I watched the first installment of the movie back then. But, I've never watched the second and third sequels. And I read it was in the second sequel that 21st of October 2015 was entered to the DeLorean Time Machine as 30 years into the future date. How neat! In 1980s, the movie predicted how the world would be by October 21, 2015. And now that the actual date has arrived, it's interesting to see how close or far off the predictions are. One thing I know, the movie portrayed a world with flying cars by now. And I don't think we're quite there yet, aren't we?
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Oct 15
They are working on flying cars and someone has invented a working hoverboard, but mostly hoverboard is being used to describe the wheeled swagway, which is a cross between a skateboard and a segway. Honestly, though, the second movie is crap. The first is brilliant and the third is charming but the middle one is really bad.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
21 Oct 15
Ah, maybe the fact that the date was set in it would be the highlight of the second sequel then...
@LadyDuck (157737)
• Switzerland
21 Oct 15
I had completely forgotten that today is the day because I did not like that movie.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
21 Oct 15
I liked Michael J. Fox (who didn't back then?) on Family Ties. But yeah, sci-fi (is that what this movie would be classified as?) is not really my thing actually...
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
21 Oct 15
Not yet, and I think that's just as well because it would be carnage!
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
21 Oct 15
It may seem like there would be now - but who knows how it would be if/when we actually have flying cars in the (not so?) distant future.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
21 Oct 15
@sishy7 Hopefully some sort of auto-pilot/ anti-collision device will come into use first!
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
21 Oct 15
@Fleura I'm already concern about those things and other safety issues for driver-less cars, let alone flying cars...
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@Macarrosel (7572)
• Philippines
21 Oct 15
Oh I love that movie. I had seen all the three parts of " Back to the Future" during my younger years. You have to see all of them. Oh, how I wish our cars will fly by now hahaha.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
21 Oct 15
That would solve some bad traffic jams, I suppose... But will it create a different problem with air traffic?
• Preston, England
21 Oct 15
We have a rather different future than Marty and Doc saw - given my contempt for skateboards I am glad hoverboards never happened, at least yet
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• New Delhi, India
21 Oct 15
Arthur I was looking forward to the hoverboards. And the pink one he steals from the little girl :D
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• Preston, England
21 Oct 15
@akshat007 I tried a skateboard once and fell off in seconds. I decided they should be banished on the basis of my abject failure to instantly master the craft - same with hoverboards lol
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• New Delhi, India
21 Oct 15
@arthurchappell haha I suppose it's like ice skating. You have to get a few bum bruises before you actually start enjoying it
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 15
That is pretty cool. I remember in my arts class back in primary school, whenever we were asked to draw a picture of what the "future" would look like, for some reason everyone in the class would start drawing flying cars.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
21 Oct 15
And when flying cars are finally here one day, I wonder how would everyone imagine the future then...
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 15
@sishy7 Flying buses, taxis and trains, perhaps?
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
22 Oct 15
@cahaya1983 Trains! That's something like in a Harry Potter scene or something...
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
21 Oct 15
I would be curious to see a side by side comparison over what we have at this point and what we dont
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
21 Oct 15
There may be some articles out there that's doing exactly that by now...
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• Centralia, Missouri
21 Oct 15
@sishy7 good point, if I didnt have a headache I might have thought of that
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
22 Oct 15
I heard about this yesterday morning while doing the dishes and listening to the radio.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
23 Oct 15
Yes, it was all over the news...
@antonbunot (9514)
• Calgary, Alberta
22 Oct 15
There's not much difference today than in the 80's . . o, there are a hell lot of terrorists these days!
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
22 Oct 15
Hmm, that wasn't predicted in the movie, was it?
@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct 15
No, we're a ways away from flying cars yet. I've seen all three movies and they are all good.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
22 Oct 15
It's interesting how they cover periods that are still within our lifetime...
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