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Back to the Future: October 21, 2015
October 18, 2015

Back to the Future: October 21, 2015

Today is October 21, 2015. This is the same date on which a time traveling Marty McFly arrived in the future within the 1985 film Back to the Future.

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In the film, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels back in time, where he alters his parents’ lives for the better and also takes steps to ensure his future existence. The film trilogy is notorious for featuring interesting technologies that are said to exist in the future. Since we are now here, let’s take a look a few of these technologies and see how the film stacks up against today’s reality.

Hover Boards
Hoverboards may be the most iconic prop from the film series. Marty uses the wheel-less board to freely surf over land. It turns out hoverboards are a reality in 2015, sort of. Lexus developed a hoverboard that requires a special surface for it to work, but it’s still pretty cool.
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Marty McFly comes across a movie billboard that is holographic. A massive shark comes to life atop a building and lunges toward him with its mouth wide open. Here again, holograms are pretty much a reality in 2015. Just last year, a deceased Michael Jackson reappeared on stage, in hologram form.
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Biometric Authentication
Back to the Future Part II features futuristic biometric authentication when Jennifer, Marty’s girlfriend and future wife, scans her finger in order to enter her home.  This prediction came true – today, many of us use this technology to access our homes and our phones.
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When the film’s antagonist, Biff, is arrested, a USA Today flying camera covers the scene. Camera-equipped drones are of course commonplace today.
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We think the Back to the Future films got it pretty right. If we can help you with your technology needs, now or in the future, please visit our website at or call a member of team at 412-722-0707. Ok, time to go back to work.