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(io9)   It's not just the lack of real hoverboards that have us pissed. Back To The Future lied about a lot of things, those magic time machine bastards   (io9.com) divider line 60
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2013-03-08 10:44:23 AM
Why 88 MPH?  Were the fans of Hitler?  I thought 88 meant Heil Hitler to those Nazis lovers/
 
2013-03-08 10:57:10 AM
I don't blame Back to the Future for lack of hoverboards, I blame scientists.

If they can't cure cancer and AIDS, they could at least pacify us with hoverboards.
 
2013-03-08 11:22:29 AM
As a Cubs fan, I am glad I am only going to have to wait until 2015 for a championship. Not that they look like they will be a winning team for a few years, but maybe that is part of the idea. Long odds in Vegas make for a much bigger payout.
 
2013-03-08 11:32:04 AM
Why hasn't Obama went back in his magic time machine and fixed this?
 
2013-03-08 11:38:23 AM
13) Remote Hovering News Cameras
When Griff and his hooligans buddies are being led away from the courthouse they've wrecked by the police, a hovering news camera is instantly on the scene. It might not be a big deal for most people, but I imagine CNN and the other 24-hour news stations would kill for someone to invent these things.


Wow, I'm glad we don't have anything like a hovering camera.  That would be scary!
 
2013-03-08 11:42:03 AM

dittybopper: 13) Remote Hovering News Cameras
When Griff and his hooligans buddies are being led away from the courthouse they've wrecked by the police, a hovering news camera is instantly on the scene. It might not be a big deal for most people, but I imagine CNN and the other 24-hour news stations would kill for someone to invent these things.

Wow, I'm glad we don't have anything like a hovering camera.  That would be scary!


The one they used in that Insane Canyon Rope Swing video is very cool. At first, I thought the footage was from an actual helicopter.
 
2013-03-08 11:47:07 AM
Well at the end of BTTF 3, Doc did say the erased fax meant the future hadn't been written yet.  So there's your answer as to why we still don't have flying cars and Mr. Fusions.

Also of note:  the dog leash that walks a dog for you isn't available yet.
 
2013-03-08 11:47:33 AM
Actually, those were in our ORIGINAL future, but a certain asshole geezer with a buzzcut had to go and screw up the timeline, depriving us of so much hoverboard goodness.

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2013-03-08 11:49:18 AM

FirstNationalBastard: I don't blame Back to the Future for lack of hoverboards, I blame scientists.

If they can't cure cancer and AIDS, they could at least pacify us with hoverboards.


Scientists are too busy trying to do dick moves like trying to take chocolate out of chocolate or making artificial sweeteners more vile tasting and cancerous. They have no time trying to make the world a better place.
 
2013-03-08 11:50:52 AM
Mister Fusion and suspended animation kennels are the two I'd most like to see. Also, Elizabeth Shue still looking 26 years old.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-08 11:51:46 AM
19) Phone Glasses
Despite the prevlance of fax machines,Back to the Future Part II did actually have the foresight to recognize that people in 2015 would carry around small, portable, personal phones. Of course,BttFII thought these phones would also be sunglasses, but I'll still give them an E for effort.


Do you mean Google glass?
 
2013-03-08 11:54:06 AM
I still have to pay for Pepsi and have to buy something if I want a TAB.  I am BULLshiat about this.
 
2013-03-08 11:55:13 AM
Flying cars are called helicopters and we've had them for a long time.
 
2013-03-08 11:58:40 AM

FullMetalPanda: Why 88 MPH?  Were the fans of Hitler?  I thought 88 meant Heil Hitler to those Nazis lovers/


Because deloreans were very heavy underpowered cars.  88 is realistic so that people who actually owned the cars wouldn't freak out if you said 120 mph.  although I don't think those cars could hit 88 in the span of that parking lot.  It had a volvo engine.  Nice & safe & not very fast.
 
2013-03-08 11:59:18 AM
15) The Scenery Channel

In Canada, there's FrameTV, which is ostensibly your desktop screensaver of pictures of pretty places.  Or if motion is the criteria, there's experiential tv shows like Sunrise Earth, ostensibly the scenery channel.  In short, its been done.
 
2013-03-08 12:05:19 PM

Slives: As a Cubs fan, I am glad I am only going to have to wait until 2015 for a championship. Not that they look like they will be a winning team for a few years, but maybe that is part of the idea. Long odds in Vegas make for a much bigger payout.


Yes but I am waiting on the Marlins align into the AL though.
 
2013-03-08 12:06:15 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I don't blame Back to the Future for lack of hoverboards, I blame scientists.

If they can't cure cancer and AIDS, they could at least pacify us with hoverboards.


They invented a pill to get your dick hard what more do you want?
 
2013-03-08 12:06:22 PM
There IS a scenery channel.

It's called OasisHD
 
2013-03-08 12:07:10 PM

You Are All Sheep: FullMetalPanda: Why 88 MPH?  Were the fans of Hitler?  I thought 88 meant Heil Hitler to those Nazis lovers/

Because deloreans were very heavy underpowered cars.  88 is realistic so that people who actually owned the cars wouldn't freak out if you said 120 mph.  although I don't think those cars could hit 88 in the span of that parking lot.  It had a volvo engine.  Nice & safe & not very fast.


I thought 88 was chosen because the producers liked that it looked like double infinity symbols.
 
2013-03-08 12:13:05 PM
Think about how many wrecks people get into due to lack of driving skill. You want that happening directly above your house?

I'd rather not live in a world where "being inside a house" does not significantly decrease my chances of dying in a car accident in the vast majority of cases.
 
2013-03-08 12:23:02 PM

Saborlas: Think about how many wrecks people get into due to lack of driving skill. You want that happening directly above your house?

I'd rather not live in a world where "being inside a house" does not significantly decrease my chances of dying in a car accident in the vast majority of cases.


http://www.thecorrectness.com/correctness/future-issues/7-things-you -s hould-already-know-about-flying-cars/
 
2013-03-08 12:39:50 PM
I love how Doc is all "I didn't invent the time machine for personal gain", yet he has no issues getting a "whole natural overhaul" adding 30 or 40 years to his life. Hypocritical bastard.
 
2013-03-08 12:42:09 PM
Apparently the weather is on a strict schedule in 2015; Doc knows the exact time the pouring rain he and Marty arrive in will stop

Because he was farking there already. Not because the government is controlling it, you moran
 
2013-03-08 12:42:18 PM
As for the robot gas station, who needs gas when all you need is a Mr. Fusion that works on household trash?
 
2013-03-08 12:44:10 PM
Umm. I'm frightened.
The power laces shoes style actually came true sorta kinda.
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2013-03-08 12:46:46 PM
15) The Scenery Channel
This is the channel on the projected TV in future Marty's house, which simply displays a landscape. Honestly, since pretty much all TV providers have free music channels, I'm a little surprised no one's thought to include this as a feature. It's be better than watching E!, at least.


Really? What idiot wrote this? Most TVs now have apps or even card slots. Get some farking pictures and run a slideshow on your TV. I think my provider has a Fireplace Chanel and I think a fish tank.
 
2013-03-08 12:48:37 PM

FirstNationalBastard: You Are All Sheep: FullMetalPanda: Why 88 MPH?  Were the fans of Hitler?  I thought 88 meant Heil Hitler to those Nazis lovers/

Because deloreans were very heavy underpowered cars.  88 is realistic so that people who actually owned the cars wouldn't freak out if you said 120 mph.  although I don't think those cars could hit 88 in the span of that parking lot.  It had a volvo engine.  Nice & safe & not very fast.

I thought 88 was chosen because the producers liked that it looked like double infinity symbols.


Quad boobage.
 
2013-03-08 12:49:55 PM
I just want a god damned hydrator.

/COME ON BLACK AND DECKER
 
2013-03-08 12:50:20 PM
what about getting rid of all lawyers, can we have that?
 
2013-03-08 12:52:30 PM

Brawndo: As for the robot gas station, who needs gas when all you need is a Mr. Fusion that works on household trash?


Mr. Fusion powers the time circuits but the internal combustion engine runs on ordinary gasoline -- always has.
 
2013-03-08 12:55:44 PM

abhorrent1: Apparently the weather is on a strict schedule in 2015; Doc knows the exact time the pouring rain he and Marty arrive in will stop

Because he was farking there already. Not because the government is controlling it, you moran


Doc mentioned the the efficiency of the Weather Service, so yes, it's likely that the Government IS controlling the weather.
 
2013-03-08 01:08:13 PM

Brawndo: As for the robot gas station, who needs gas when all you need is a Mr. Fusion that works on household trash?


If the car was all electric, that would work. But, at least in the case of the Delorean, Mr. Fusion only powered the time circuits.
 
2013-03-08 01:15:04 PM

TV's Vinnie: FirstNationalBastard: I don't blame Back to the Future for lack of hoverboards, I blame scientists.

If they can't cure cancer and AIDS, they could at least pacify us with hoverboards.

Scientists are too busy trying to do dick moves like trying to take chocolate out of chocolate or making artificial sweeteners more vile tasting and cancerous. They have no time trying to make the world a better place.


Down with science!
 
2013-03-08 01:20:24 PM

Saborlas: Think about how many wrecks people get into due to lack of driving skill. You want that happening directly above your house?

I'd rather not live in a world where "being inside a house" does not significantly decrease my chances of dying in a car accident in the vast majority of cases.


Psh, like that matters living in the basement.
 
2013-03-08 01:25:37 PM

Tex Murphy P.I.: what about getting rid of all lawyers, can we have that?


The first thing we do.
 
2013-03-08 01:25:52 PM
I hate wearing one tie. I will never, EVER wear two ties.
 
2013-03-08 01:32:15 PM
Skynet went online in 1992 or so. We are all living post Judgement day.
 
2013-03-08 01:33:10 PM

Fano: Skynet went online in 1992 or so. We are all living post Judgement day.


wrong. Skynet was supposed to become self aware August 29th, 1997.

And actually, the real end of Terminator 2 suggested Judgment Day didn't happen.
 
2013-03-08 01:47:36 PM

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: Fano: Skynet went online in 1992 or so. We are all living post Judgement day.

wrong. Skynet was supposed to become self aware August 29th, 1997.

And actually, the real end of Terminator 2 suggested Judgment Day didn't happen.


What about the Eugenics Wars?
 
2013-03-08 01:52:10 PM

Tex Murphy P.I.: what about getting rid of all lawyers, can we have that?


No. Society would collapse without us.
 
2013-03-08 01:55:26 PM

Fano: Hyperbolic Hyperbole: Fano: Skynet went online in 1992 or so. We are all living post Judgement day.

wrong. Skynet was supposed to become self aware August 29th, 1997.

And actually, the real end of Terminator 2 suggested Judgment Day didn't happen.

What about the Eugenics Wars?


They got merged with World War III in the 2050s.
 
2013-03-08 02:10:48 PM
Would love to see BTTF remade for the present as Marty goes back in time from 2015 to 1985. "So future boy, just who is president in 2015?"
 
2013-03-08 02:18:46 PM
Pepsi Perfect exists. It's called Coke.
 
2013-03-08 02:37:42 PM

FirstNationalBastard: You Are All Sheep: FullMetalPanda: Why 88 MPH?  Were the fans of Hitler?  I thought 88 meant Heil Hitler to those Nazis lovers/

Because deloreans were very heavy underpowered cars.  88 is realistic so that people who actually owned the cars wouldn't freak out if you said 120 mph.  although I don't think those cars could hit 88 in the span of that parking lot.  It had a volvo engine.  Nice & safe & not very fast.

I thought 88 was chosen because the producers liked that it looked like double infinity symbols.


The producers said because it was easy to remember.
 
2013-03-08 03:36:58 PM
The "future" depicted in Back to the Future Part II was 2015. Therefore the writers have an additional two years to develop the depicted technologies before the movie is officially Zeerust.
 
2013-03-08 03:49:27 PM

SnarfVader: 19) Phone Glasses
Despite the prevlance of fax machines,Back to the Future Part II did actually have the foresight to recognize that people in 2015 would carry around small, portable, personal phones. Of course,BttFII thought these phones would also be sunglasses, but I'll still give them an E for effort.

Do you mean Google glass?


How Caprican.
 
2013-03-08 04:35:41 PM
i.imgur.com

This screenshot encapsulates all hopes and dreams as a kid into one image.

I wanted the hoverboard and the shoes.  I still do.
 
2013-03-08 04:56:04 PM

SnarfVader: Why hasn't Obama went back in his magic time machine and fixed this?


English muthafarker, speak it!
 
2013-03-08 05:16:31 PM

CitizenjaQ: Fano: Hyperbolic Hyperbole: Fano: Skynet went online in 1992 or so. We are all living post Judgement day.

wrong. Skynet was supposed to become self aware August 29th, 1997.

And actually, the real end of Terminator 2 suggested Judgment Day didn't happen.

What about the Eugenics Wars?

They got merged with World War III in the 2050s.


Just wait until the Big Mistake of 08.

/or was that Obama?
 
2013-03-08 05:22:04 PM
The only reason George McFly is on the upside-down hoverbelt thing is to make it less obvious that they wouldn't hire Crispin Glover to be in the movie.
 
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