Corresponding with the 25th anniversary release of the original, Back to the Future II has seen a resurgence on the Internet over the past few days.
Corresponding with the 25th anniversary release of the original, Back to the Future II has seen a resurgence on the Internet over the past few days. Maybe it was the long weekend that left minds to wander to their favorite geeky movies, but I'm not complaining. Back to the Future II was one of my most-watched flicks in my younger days, mostly because it got me excited for the future — flying cars, hoverboards, and self-drying jackets? Count me in!
Here, we'll take a look back at some of the most notable tech from BTTFII and see how close we are to achieving them. We only have five years left to make it all happen!
- Self-tying shoes — Finally, someone has developed a self-tying Nike hightop sneaker! Sure, they aren't as sleek as Marty's, but give Nike some time — it'll make it happen.
- Hoverboards — I was stoked to learn that there was a real-life hoverboard in the wild. I'll take up skateboarding now so I can be ready when Mattel really does decide to bring the floating device to the mass market.
- Flying cars — The FAA has already approved the road- and sky-ready Terrafugia, but I don't think the sleek and stylish models we saw in Back to the Future II will make it before Oct. 21, 2015.
See the rest of my Back to the Future II tech rundown after the jump.