8 Predictions ‘Back to the Future: Part II’ Got Right

The iconic movie from 1989 ended up getting a few things right when Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and Shue’s Jennifer Parker arrive in the future at 4:29 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Robert Zemeckis, writer of Back to the Future, probably didn’t care about the accuracy of his predictions; but in any case, he did a pretty good job of predicting what technology we’d have today – or at least be close to having.


8. Flying Cars

Flying cars may be the most notable Back to the Future II prediction. While we don’t have flying cars as they’re depicted in the movie, several companies have created cars with the capability of flight.
The most advanced innovation effort comes from a company founded in 2006 called Terrafugia, who claims to have created the “first practical flying car,” designed to drive on the highway and safely fly in and out of airports. Does this count as a successful prediction by Back to the Future? That depends how high your standards are – we’ll leave that for you to decide. On to the next prediction!


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