The future from the past.

/The future from the past.

So. We’ve finally made it to the year Back to the Future II first showed us in 1985. The Atlantic looks at how the technology of the film’s future differs from the technology of our present. And while some predictions come pretty damn close, there is one notable absence from the film: the mobile Internet.

Also hoverboards. We still don’t got none of those. And even skateboarding itself is arguably an unfashionable thing mostly done by dads. (It is here, anyway; I think the average age of the local skate park is something like 34. All the actual kids are on bikes or scooters.) Go figure.

2017-07-17T11:25:47+00:0021st February, 2015|Tags: film, pop culture, sff, tech|