Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hover boards, flying cars....

It's here!
October 21, 2015!
The day Marty McFly travels to in the second installment of the Back to the Future trilogy!

Whatever you think of the story line in this one (should I share my opinion?), they do come up with interesting takes on the gadgets and gizmos of the 21st Century. Hologram movie ads, flying cars, self tying shoelaces and hover boards, among other things, capture our imagination.

And yet, Marty still finds himself going to a phone booth to place a call, even in the year 2015. When's the last time you used one of those?

As we travel forward through time ourselves, even if it is a bit slower than Marty and Doc, we can imagine some pretty fantastic stuff for ourselves. And often, disappointingly,  these dreams can go unrealized (where's my hover board, man?). But, even though we don't always get all the stuff we thought we wanted, we shouldn't overlook the stuff we do end up with that might be even better.

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