Social changes ‘Back to the Future’ couldn’t predict

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - Oct. 21, 2015: the day when Marty McFly was supposed to travel to the future in the movie Back to the Future II.  Although we haven't been able to produce flying cars, we do have the internet, smart phones, social media and something called Throwback Thursday… Do you care about old pictures Marty?

The future is today, and everybody out there is talking about gadgets.  But if we look carefully, many other things have changed since the 1980s, especially in our culture and daily lives.   Although plenty of conflicts are still present, some folks would say we've become more accepting of each other, we've elected an African-American president,  same-sex marriage is legal, sexual harassment has been outlawed and the world is much more interconnected.

On the other hand, bullying is still around, but it seems society is finally doing something about it.  No hoverboards, but we do have helicopter parents.  Can you imagine adults today letting their kids travel in time on their own?

To mark the day, Universal Pictures launched a short video where the actor Christopher Lloyd, characterized as Doc Brown, laughs about all the things the movie predicted, some of which came true.

Past, present and future all wrapped up in one day…  It's all up to the Cubs now, since the movie predicted they would win the World Series in 2015.  But so far, things don't look good.  Too bad they only watched Back to the Future.  Maybe Harry Potter should have been on their favorites list too.