Everything 'Back to the Future' Got Right About 2015

And a few things it didn't

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Thu, Oct 22nd, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Quartz looks at the insane number of things that Back to the Future II actually got right about ... the future. From tablets, flat screen TVs, and Skype. No Hoverboard yet, though.

In the film, several characters appear to be wearing smartwatch-style gadgets on their wrists, and Marty’s future kids wear headsets at the dinner table. They can make and receive calls, as well as watch TV. While it may not have the 80s-chic of those video glasses, Google Glass was released in 2013—with a new version expected this year—and Facebook’s Oculus Rift virtual reality headset may hit the market later this year.

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