8 Things Back To The Future Part II Got Wrong

Yesterday, we looked at 8 things which Back To The Future Part 2 correctly predicted for 2015, among which were tablet computers, flat panel displays, keyless entry systems and the idea of having a computer in every room. Today, let’s see what the filmmakers didn’t get right.

These are products which aren’t even close to manifesting as consumer products, or just plain wrong.

The Coveted Hoverboard

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Hover Conversion

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Auto-Adjusting and Auto-Drying Jacket

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Hydrator

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Faxes Instead of Emails

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Fusion Generator

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Public Fax Terminals

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Barcode License Plates

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Bonus: Cash Instead of Electronic Funds Transfer

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jkendal

Having your very own personal fusion generator would be pretty cool, though…..

Kannon Yamada

There’s a number of cities that convert trash into power using various methods.

http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=7990

I imagine they’ll one day have portable generators that do the same thing.

Great article, by the way. Part one was awesome too. :-)

Jackson Chung

Thanks, Kannon!

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fyoukenny

#9 The Cubs still haven’t won a World Series.

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Matt

Hey guys we still got two years on this.

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Tom W

Bonus: Jaws 19

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Mark

I kinda’ liked the Public Fax Mailbox thingee…;-)

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Karl J. Gephart

What about the massive flying car highway system?

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Mike C

We don’t know they’re wrong yet (okay, the Cubs probably won’t take the series any time soon) – we still have more than two years until Marty gets here. Scientists and inventors, get your act together!

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Bumferry H

There’s another 18 months before we reach 2015 – and BOY are you going to look foolish when ALL OF THESE THINGS are released on January 1st .

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Fik of borg

The Public Fax Mailbox came and went, only not outdoors by the curb but inside postal offices. It can also be said that cybercafes served that function (if one equates the more modern email with the old fax), but those are also on the way out, replaced by ubiquitous wifi hotspots.
In that sense, reality came (and went) before science fiction…

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Kobalsky

In part 2, you CAN see Doc holding à device looking a bit like an IPhone with augmented reality !!! ;-)

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Mihai M

There is STILL TIME.
hoverboard.. hoverboard.. hoverboard..

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Thant Zin

Maybe these are already real/possible in parallel universe (reality). :D

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Reba V

Have you noticed that many state plates now have this DNA like image running down the middle? Thats a scannable bar.

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John

Time Travel

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AJ

Well, most major grocery stores will fax documents for you at their customer service desk.
That’s kind of like a public fax terminal.

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