Social media is filled today with celebration of ‘Back to the Future Day’, which for those of you who have been living under a rock, celebrates the fact that back in 1985 Marty McFly and Doc Brown travelled through time to October 21st 2015.
We might not have flying cars or sound effect-programmable vests or self-tying shoe laces but the film didn’t get it all wrong. Some of the predictions are loosely related to their modern day amenities. For example, in the film we are seen to be paying for products using thumbprint recognition, which isn’t too dissimilar from the growing trend of using Apple Pay via your iPhone to purchase goods instore.
Equally, Marty gets fired by his boss on a ‘video call’ which looks very similar to today’s Facetime and Skype; and Doc’s visor with augmented reality isn’t too distant from Google Glass. 3D films are also alluded to with Jaws 19 showing at the local Holomax Theatre.
Therefore, we figured here at Enjoy that each of us could probably make a few of our own predictions for what we think will exist or where civilisation will be in the next 30 years. Some of them might seem strange or far-fetched but then again, we probably thought the same thing about ‘the internet’ back in 1985. So sit down and strap yourself in, our speedometer is set to 88mph, let’s see what 2045 has to offer…