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The future has arrived: It’s ‘Back to the Future’ day

Great Scott! The future is here, on a Wednesday. Marty McFly and Doc Brown time travel to Oct. 21, 2015 in “Back to the Future Part II,” and though the film predicts a number of far-fetched things, not everything is completely wrong.

Here is what the 1989 film got right:

Self-tying shoes

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OK, you may not own a pair of the self-tying shoes just yet, but you might soon. Nike confirmed the release of a line of sneakers similar to the film’s pair in early 2015, according to CNBC, and the company tweeted a cryptic message.

A source at Nike also confirmed the shoes are real and are in New York City.

Might Nike release the famous sneakers on the day of the future? We’ll have to wait and see.

 

Hoverboards

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While hoverboards may not be a common sight on streets at the moment, we’re getting pretty close to seeing similar aerial transportation.

Last October, a viral crowdfunding campaign for “the world’s first hoverboard” raised over $500,000. A startup company, Arx Pax, sold 10 Hendo hoverboads for $10,000 each, according to Fortune.

The hoverboards utilize a magnetic engine and simply need a conductive surface, according to the article. “This means systems of any scale could be laid quickly and cheaply.”

Floating skateboards? Sign us up!

Video conferencing

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All right, we may not talk to people through our televisions (though we can) but we can use video-conferencing software such as FaceTime and Skype on computers — or even in the palms of our hands. Not too bad, future.

Sure we don’t have flying cars or automated dog walkers yet, but who knows? We might not need roads where we’re headed.

A number of Valley movie theaters are marking the movie’s famous date by showing the film at the exact time McFly and Brown made it into the future — 4:29 p.m. So relive McFly and Doc’s visit to the future…in the future.

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