Hoverboards aren't really widely available, but instead 2015 has brought us other amazing gadgets.
The second film in the "Back to the Future" franchise was released in November 1989, but was set in the future, specifically Oct. 21, 2015. We have arrived in the future, and while some predictions about the world and technology of 2015 have come true, others have not.
In the movie, people get around on hoverboards and flying cars. While hoverboards are on the brink of possibility, flying cars are nowhere to be found. Instead, the automobile industry has given us cars that keep all four wheels on the ground, but can drive for you.
One concept the film got right was the McFly family's smart home, filled with screens, gadgets, robotics and even headsets that resemble Google Glass.
But the major thing "Back to the Future II" missed is the Internet. With all the smart devices and gadgets the McFlys own, there's no suggestion they are linked together in a network, which seems unthinkable in the age of the Internet of Everything.
Then again, in the world of "Back to the Future," fax machines are still a primary form of communication.
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