Did you know? Today is Back to the Future Day! This is the day Marty and Doc Brown traveled to in "Back to the Future Part II."
Fans have been waiting years for 26 years for this day to see if the future of the movie was anything like the future we're living in right now. Sadly, we don't have flying DeLoreans or fusion reactors that run on garbage. But the film actually came close in predicting 10 technologies we have today. They're not exactly like they are in the movie, but they do exist! And who knows: maybe the Cubs will come back and go on to win the World Series, and that prediction will come true, too.
Here are 10 technologies "Back to the Future Part II" predicted:
Marty's pink getaway hoverboard was one of the biggest scene-stealers in the movie. But even though they're not as common as they are in Hill Valley in the movie, they do exist. Here's a hoverboard Lexus helped develop:
As you can see, it's a skateboard that hovers! It can even go over water. Unfortunately, it only works on this special magnetic skate park. We still have a long way to go.
2. Video Calling
Remember this scene where Needles (played by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea) video chats with future Marty?
We've had this exact technology for awhile. Skype, Apple FaceTime, Google Hangouts and many other video chat programs do this with much higher video quality than it seems like Marty is getting.
3. Flat Screen TVs
It's easy to forget that back in 1989 when this movie came out, there was no such thing as a flat screen TV. Almost all TVs had cathode ray tubes and looked more like big square boxes. Not only do the future McFlys watch flat TVs that hang on the wall, they can watch multiple channels at once.