The movie’s vision of 2015 products wasn’t so crazy after all. Read in the list below 15 predictions of the famous movie “Back to the future” that got right!
1. Handheld tablet computers
2. Video conferencing
3. The obsession with 3D movies and sequels
4. Wall-mounted widescreen televisions
5. Being consumed with personal electronics
6. Handless and/or wireless video games
7. Auto lacing sneakers
Nike is releasing a limited edition version of Marty’s Hyperdunks, inspired by the shoes he wore in the film. And though they don’t auto lace or anything, that’s still pretty sweet.
8. A baseball team in Florida
The Florida Marlins, who happen to be Miami based, debuted in the MLB in 1993. And in 1998, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays became Florida’s second baseball team.
9. Performance enhancers being a major problem in Sports
10. Multiple TV channels
11. Fingerprint recognition
Most of us don’t use it to get into our house, but fingerprint recognition is now a major part of many people’s lives, being used on several smartphones to unlock them or pay for items.
12. Biometric identification
We already have biometric technology on our phones and in 2015 we can expect to see more of it.
13. Facebook Stalking
A curious piece of tech in Back to the Future Part II actually feels like a precursor to Facebook. . A list of hobbies, likes/dislikes, and basic bio information acts as a sort of “cheat sheet” while in conversation, and it’s basically the beginnings of Facebook. “Stalking” someone on Facebook has become a common way to learn more about a person without actually having to talk to them, and it appears that Zemeckis may have beaten Zuckerberg (or the Winklevi) to the punch.
14. Holographic displays
Sharks may not be popping up randomly to advertise movies, but remember Tupac’s resurrection at Coachella back in 2012? Holograms have been around for a while, but in 2015 we can definitely expect more use of that technology.
15. Pepsi Perfect
In October, Pepsiunveiled a limited edition version of its soft drinkmade to resemble the brand of cola Marty orders in a diner in 2015.