Recently, I saw a funny meme on the infamous Facebook concerning the wonderful and yet nostalgic sci-fi film series Back to the Future (1985), directed by Robert Zemeckis. Growing up, I loved these movies, and I still do today. Not only are they a time capsule for the 1980s, but also for the 1950s and…the FUTURE! The way that 2015 (Yikes!) is depicted is was fascinating then and now, especially seeing the tech that was foretold to come. That and getting to see Frodo play video games.
Anyway, I always longed for a real, live hover board and even believed my relatives who heard Michael J. Fox say on the radio that the hover boards used in the film were genuine (it was really a joke). Looking forward to the future of 2015 as a kid was interesting, but also made me doubtful that things would turn out that way at all. This meme sums it up perfectly in a tongue and cheek sort of way:
But then, I heard* about this…
Applause, applause, applause.
*Special thanks to Eric Kays for the article and info.