Since we are beginning 2015, it is a year that I have looked forward to for a long time. Why? Because in 1989, I was given a vision of it thanks to the Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis film Back to the Future II. At the time, 2015 was 26 years away, so here is what I am looking forward to seeing at CES 2015.
First, that flying car. It seems like 2015 was full of them by October 21st. I suppose that it will be expensive to hover covert them, but I noticed that there are “highways” in the sky in BTTF II. We really need to get those highways made.
Also, BTTF II says that the post office isn’t as good as the prediction of weather. It is odd that he knows when the rain will end, but it would have been cool if he used a smartwatch, tech we actually do have today.
Now, as far as hoverboards, we have them! They aren’t as good as those in BTTF II, but hey, we’ve got ten months before they become the latest fad by October.
I happened to notice a floating camera taking a picture for USA today. There was also a floating dog walker. I suppose that drones have become very popular by October, so I would imagine that we could have stuff by that time.
Just to let you know, I believe that BTTF II nailed a few things. The kids watch six different channels at once, I don’t think we are up to six just yet. The kids also wear some devices that look like Google Glasses, while their dad has a Skype Chat.
But double neckties, suspended animation kennels, bionics, and odd age-reducing surgeries are nowhere to be seen. Still, back in 1989, I thought it was one of the more realistic visions of the future that I had seen. Maybe because of all the futures that I had seen in speculative fiction movies, it was the least dark and depressing.