When “Back to the Future Part II” debuted in November 1989, audiences were floored by the technology depicted in the movie’s vision of 2015, as well as the wildest pick of all – that the Chicago Cubs would be 2015 World Series champs. The movie opens with Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Emmett “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd) landing their DeLorean time machine in the unfamiliar future of Oct. 21, 2015, surrounded by strange devices and social norms.
Now that Oct. 21, 2015 is actually upon us, it’s a good time to take a step back and analyze the technology that the movie’s writers thought we’d have by now.
So dig out your flux capacitor and rev your DeLorean up to 88 mph, because we’re going back to the present to check out “future” technology.