Who doesn’t remember Marty McFly in the Cult Classic Movie Back to the Future II. Here is a Sneak Peek into its many Spinoffs including the Future Day which happens to be today…October 21st, 2015.
We have seen the future and the future is now! Back to the Future Day falls on this date today and it is being celebrated all over the Global Village with passion and panache. The memorabilia let loose a volley of memories of the late 80s (that greedy and glorious decade) when the movie came out for the first time.
A pink floating hoverboard is the means of transportation that Marty uses to get from here to there and back. His sneakers are self-tying images of perfection. In the movie, the day in the future to which Marty McFly and Doc Brown get teleported is 21st October, 2015. And that happens to be today.
Isn’t it almost an infinite source of nostalgia and serendipity to find that a reference in a past cultural product winds up with you when you are in your middle age? All those who saw the movie as teenagers in the 80s will be shedding a tear or two as they relive the days of their youth (now that they are over the hill).
The movie titled Back to the Future II shows Marty McFly going back in the past and changing some things which should have been done a long time ago. His dad’s failure in his career as an adult and his family’s standard of living are things which irk him.
So with a little help from the mad scientist named Doc Brown, Marty tries to rearrange the sequence of events in the past and ends up influencing the future (that is his present condition to which he returns in the end only to find it completely transformed for the better).
The movie is definitely one worth seeing if only for the lessons in bravery and standing up to bullies it teaches in its repertoire. Some of the sci-fi stuff shown in the film has come to transpire since the 80s.
Other things, such as time travel (whether in the future or in the past), remain possible only on a mental level. But then teleportation is possible even today on an atomic level as some scientists have demonstrated recently. But the human body cannot withstand the G-Forces of any means of time travel. At least not yet that is.
The main thing to consider are the merchandise, spinoffs and paraphernalia that have gotten sold and displayed in the largest sell ever. The items are indeed glittery enough to pique any kid or teenager’s appetite.
There are LEGO sets that imitate several key issues shown in the movie.
Copies of the movie are selling like hotcakes too. Everybody wants to relive their glory days and all the parents of today want to give their young children a glimpse of the days when they were in their prime too.
It is another thing altogether that many of the youth of today have moved way beyond their predecessors in their viewing habits. They just might find the olden days of their moms and dads a little bit quaint and boring if not stilted.
Back to the Future II was released way back in 1989. Today it is 2015. Such inventions and discoveries like videoconferencing and wearable technology have indeed come to pass. But while the hoverboard is a nascent technology of today, flying cars are not as common a feature as is portrayed in the film. That is where it was way off the mark. Instead, what we have today are the Selfie Generation of Millennials and the pleasures of an app called Snapchat.
The world of 2045 might be just as different from today as today’s age and time shows a contrast to the year 1989. Among the things that are predicted to occur in the next 30 years or so are in time are: emotion sharing methodologies online, where the brain’s secrets will have been discovered. Like Emojis which are common today, people will be able to feel each other’s emotions while in cyberspace (where anything is possible).
Then there is the likelihood of humanity having transcended a concrete and glass environment by 2045. Biological materials will most probably be employed in the construction of houses, offices and monuments. Thus the world will have moved on to a much more natural and holistic model of living instead of the polluting influence that human beings are as a species today.
Invisibility cloaks will be much more common. Already preliminary work has been done on this wonderful technology. Thus all sorts of grotesque objects will be hidden from view so as to lend the milieu an aesthetic effect. Alien life forms will have been contacted too.
Hoverboards will be the cheapest form of technology. Human beings will be able to upgrade themselves like computers. Vehicles will run along automatic principles like the odd-looking driverless cars made by Google’s X Lab today.
Some more things which will most likely occur within the next generation are computerized societies where everything will run smoothly. Even the insects will be robotic in nature.
The hydrator shown in Back to the Future II could turn raisins into grapes and stale slices of pizza into something oven fresh. Such a thing has almost arrived in the form of 3D Printing. Via this technology not only will humanity be able to make anything material in the future but even whole environments could be generated with ease. It almost conjures up visions of Star Trek with the “Beam Me Up, Scotty!” statement the television series was so famous for.
By 2045, laser sensors will be the “in” thing and this technology will be used in everything from kitchen appliances to office paperwork.
Meanwhile, all sorts of things are planned for the BTTF Day which is today. A Jaws 19 trailer is one such fun thing and a reunion between Doc Brown and Marty McFly is a certainty too. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd played the characters of Marty and the Doc in the movie.
Their car in which they travel on a path without any roads in the film is also being sold in the form of a lottery today.
Even the arcade game which Marty skillfully handles in the film is being reanimated today for all gamers. Back to the Future is proof that Tinsel Town makes some of the best sequels you have ever seen. Hollywood is indeed a dream factory and the sun always shines on television.
Both Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd entertained us to no end in 1989. Today approximately 26 years into the future, the world is indeed a different place. There have been good things and bad things that have occurred since the good old days that were the enviable eighties. While the world has generally become a richer place, and the Cold War has vanished along with its Cold Warriors, older hatreds have also resurfaced. September 11 is a prime example of a shocking event that shook the world with its lethal intensity. Today terrorism is the new menace. Maybe in 30 odd years we will have disposed of this cruel trend too and a utopia of peace and prosperity will have emerged from the rubble of time. Time indeed is the greatest of healers as Marty McFly discovered to his amazement in Back to the Future II.
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