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Yesterday, we looked at 8 things which Back To The Future Part 2 correctly predicted for 2015 8 Things Back To The Future Part II Predicted Correctly 8 Things Back To The Future Part II Predicted Correctly I believe it's fairly safe to say that the Back To The Future trilogy holds a special place in every geek's heart. In Part II, Doc and Marty travelled forward in time to the year... Read More , 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

Hover Conversion

Auto-Adjusting and Auto-Drying Jacket


Faxes Instead of Emails

Fusion Generator

Public Fax Terminals

Barcode License Plates

Bonus: Cash Instead of Electronic Funds Transfer

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  1. AJ
    July 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm

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

  2. John
    July 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Time Travel

  3. Reba V
    July 17, 2013 at 5:53 pm

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

  4. Thant Zin
    July 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm

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

  5. Mihai M
    July 17, 2013 at 9:16 am

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

  6. Kobalsky
    July 17, 2013 at 2:15 am

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

  7. Fik of borg
    July 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    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...

  8. Bumferry H
    July 16, 2013 at 9:22 am

    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 .

  9. Mike C
    July 16, 2013 at 5:57 am

    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!

  10. Karl J. Gephart
    July 15, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    What about the massive flying car highway system?

  11. Mark
    July 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I kinda' liked the Public Fax Mailbox thingee...;-)

  12. Tom W
    July 15, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Bonus: Jaws 19

  13. Matt
    July 15, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Hey guys we still got two years on this.

  14. fyoukenny
    July 15, 2013 at 8:55 pm

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

  15. jkendal
    July 15, 2013 at 7:50 pm

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

    • Kannon Yamada
      July 15, 2013 at 7:56 pm

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

      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
        July 15, 2013 at 10:45 pm

        Thanks, Kannon!