Back to the Future: What they got right

NEW YORK (CNN) – Around the world, fans of “Back to the Future” are counting down.

This Wednesday, October 21, 2015, is the day that Marty Mcfly and Doc Brown landed in the future in the second film. So where are all of the hoverboards and Jaws 19?

Yes, October 21st, 2015 has arrived. However, where are all the flying cars? A lot of the stuff Marty Mcfly saw in his future is reality today. The headsets being worn at the dinner table, well we have google glass. They also look strikingly similar to Samsung’s Gear VR and the Oculus Rift. Also video conferencing, as when Marty has a fight with his boss, is also real.

Another prediction of the future that “Back to the Future” nailed? Marty also had self-lacing shoes, in 2011 Nike auctioned off 1,500 replicas but it was missing an important feature.

“I’m hoping a future release will solve my shoe tying problems for good,” said a consumer.

Speaking of waiting, in the movie, the Cubs win the World Series, ending a more than 100-year drought that still exists today. With the Cubs in the playoffs, there’s still a chance this one could come true.

Of course, the one invention everyone wants is the hoverboard. Several companies have tried to make this childhood favorite. Lexus concept must stay on track. A company called Hendo is developing one that works on a particular type of surface. If you want to buy one now, you’re stuck with wheels.

Then there are the items that only exist today because of “Back to the Future Part II.” Pepsi, for example, has put out limited edition Pepsi perfect bottle, just like the one Marty orders in the movie. Also, Universal has just released a fake trailer for “Jaws 19.”

All in all, 2015 has lived up to most of the promise in “Back to the Future Part II.” But you know, I’d still like a flying car.

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