Back to the Future II’s top 8 tech predictions

Maria Baeta


It’s October 20, 2015. Which means, like a once in a life time Santa Claus, Marty McFly should be arriving tomorrow. So, here I am waiting for his future to become my present.

It must be said, however, that no one seems to be dressed like Griff Tannen or his gang (dodged that bullet), our dogs do not walk themselves, and there are no flying cars. But Back to the Future II did manage to forecast somethings right with its technology predictions.

Back to the Future II’s top 8 tech predictions

In this video we look at all the prediction that this cinema classic got correct– that’s right, every prediction in a minute and a half.

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What are the eight things?

1. The self-lacing (or power-lacing) sneakers

That’s right, Nike filed a patent for this and hope to have it out by the end of the year.

2. Glasses that can make calls

Google Glass arrived and, while they currently seem to have disappeared, they certainly delivered on the movies promise. Oh, and don’t forget all the other wearables out there.

3. Video calls on TV

A really easy one with Skype, Hangouts, Facetime, Tango, Viber, and more, all delivering.

4. Motion controlled gaming

Nintendo started us towards the motion controlled future with the Wii, but Kinect was really the first piece of hardware to deliver on the promise of no hands gaming.

5. Flat screen TVs with multiscreen functionality

Smart TVs with PiP and Split Screen modes provide everything seen here in the movie.

6. Flexible screens

These are on their way with numerous prototypes and patents already out in the wild.

7. The Hoverboard

Yes, it may only work on a special surface, but it’s just so exciting we are still giving this to the Lexus Hoverboard – if only because of five minutes it made all of my dreams come true.

8. And finally, the double necktie

Yeah, okay there are only seven things Back to the Future II got right – but be honest, we are all kind of happy about that.

What were your favorite Back to the Future moments? Tell us about them below!

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