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 2015 and the filmmakers made several bold futuristic predictions. With just over two years before October 2015, let’s see what the film predicted correctly.

Death of the LaserDisc and Compact Discs

Motion-control replaces physical game controllers

Portable tablet computers

Keyless entry

Personal video glasses

Computers are everywhere

Large, flat panel displays

Video conferencing replaces telephones

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Comments (15)
  • Anonymous

    There were some other odd things it predicted (at least indirectly) that kind of impress me. Off the top of my head:
    -3D technology returning as a more impressive, more expensive gimic
    -Florida has a baseball team
    -obscene inflation (though I still don’t need to pay $50 for a Pepsi, yet)
    -Local Newspapers being bought up by large national brands (How else does some local robbery make it on the cover of USA Today?)
    -’80s nostalgia that forgets the bad things that happened
    -Vehicles that hover (yes, they’re trains and not that common, but this was 26 years ago)

  • Devin L

    What a coincidence

  • Daniel J. K

    Hill Valley Courthouse Mall (photo 3)? Lots of smaller towns these days are converting their older government buildings for commercial use.

  • jkendal

    Death of the LaserDisc? Absolutely. Death of Compact Discs? Not yet. I just bought one a couple of weeks ago on Amazon.

    Thanks for the jump back to the past… er… future… whatever….

    • Ellen O

      Well, yes, but it’s not 2015 yet! I do wonder how popular cds will be in another couple of years; my kids (10 and 12) already tend to prefer having mp3s than physical cds. And our new car (okay our new used car – grin) even has a USB port! So for our last road trip, instead of burning a bunch of cds to play (and hopefully shut up the chorus of “are we there yet” from the back seat!), I just loaded a ton of music and audio books onto a flash drive and plugged it in.

  • Krzysztof B

    Imagine our kids watching this film. For them it will be a normal thing, that there are all this things. For us, when the film was released, all those things were futuristic and unbelievable.

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