In 1989, a movie was released that proposed a view of what the world might look like in the future. Hover cars, hover boards, holograms and crazy fashion were just the first few things director Robert Zemeckis thought might appear in such a world, and who better to navigate it than the dynamic duo of Doc Brown and Marty McFly?
“Back to the Future Part II” saw the time-traveling pair check out a time 20 years ahead of their own, taking the DeLorean to the far distant future of 2015.
They didn’t quite get every prediction right; fashion may have gotten weird, but it didn’t go space punk, and holograms are limited to stage performances, rather than jumping out of billboards, but there were a few things they hit right on the head.
Of course, that future isn’t exactly distant anymore. In fact, their landing date in the future was Oct. 21, 2015 – just six days from now.And Mercedes-Benz is hoping to make up for the difference between what they predicted and what we actually have.
In honor of the upcoming Back to the Future day, the German manufacturer has released a series of short videos on YouTube, each looking at ways their innovative F 015 Luxury in Motion Research Vehicle could plausibly fit into the world visited by Doc, played by Christopher Lloyd, and Marty, played by Michael J. Fox.
Toyota has also jumped in on the “BTTF2” bandwagon, and has a few celebrations in store for the date they visited. Ahead of those, they released a YouTube video Oct. 14, bringing the movie’s two stars together for a quick chat in a diner about what their predictions did and did not get right.
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