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'Back to the Future' Predictions 2015: 1989 Film Bats About .500

By    |   Friday, 02 Jan 2015 06:48 AM

When "Back to the Future 2" was released in 1989, it made some bold predictions of what 2015 would look like. OK, it's 2015, so how did the movie do prediction-wise?

While technology still lags when it comes to flying cars, self-lacing shoes and a gravity-defying hover skate board, the movie was on the mark in other aspects, according to the New York Daily News.

Flat screen televisions, video conference techniques, 3D and the use of drones were some of the accurate predictions in the motion picture starring Michael J. Fox.

"Back to the Future 2" was the sixth highest grossing film in 1989, making 331.9 million at the box office, $118.4 million of that total domestically, according to Box Office Mojo.

"Televisions have definitely changed a lot since the '80s and in 2015 we'll see even more innovative versions of flat screen TVs," wrote the Daily News' Alexandro Alba. "We can expect more 4k televisions and the world's first see-through television."

"We already have biometric technology on our phones and in 2015 we can expect to see more of it. Soon people won't just be able to unlock phones and computers with their finger print, they'll also be able to open doors by using their heartbeats with the Nymi band," according to Alba.

Corinine Heller of E! News said the movie was a little ahead of itself with the introduction of flying cars.

"Flying cars are actually being developed," Heller wrote. "Patents have been filed for them and a prototype for a car-plane hybrid called AeroMobile 3.0, which could potentially travel more than 430 miles in one trip, was unveiled, was unveiled several months ago."

Heller said self-tying shoe laces and clothes that shrink to fit automatically, as depicted in the movie, remains fashion statements for the future.

"So far, the best we've done is the one-size-fits-all dress," wrote Heller.

And while the number of "Jaws" sequels hasn't reached No. 19, the holographic shark depicted in the movie is closer to reality, noted the Daily News.

"Sharks may not be popping up randomly to advertise movies, but remember Tupac's resurrection at Coachella back in 2012?" wrote the Daily News. "Holograms have been around for a while, but in 2015 we can definitely expect more use of that technology."

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