Back to the future remake, will 2015 be different enough from 1985? (idea, not news)

maniacalpha1-1

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So if there was a 30 year anniversary remake of Back to the Future, is 2015 sufficiently different from 1985 as 1985 was from 1955?
 

Crono

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Yes.

There have already been some movies (like Hot Tub Time Machine) made over past couple of years that go back to the 1980s, the culture and technology changes over almost three decades has been enough to make it interesting.
 

IronWing

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No. American culture changed radically in the 70s but not a whole lot since then. We have better toys than in the 80s but otherwise not much has changed.
 

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Mr. Fujitsu-san!! Konichi-wa!

Love the flat screen picture frames from that movie. :)
It wasn't an original sci-fi conception, but it looks pretty close to what we have now.

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The biggest thing is probably computer devices. Computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones etc. Cars have also changed quite a bit. Self parking cars and stuff is a pretty crazy technology when you think about it.

Their prediction of 2015 was actually not that far off though lot of the stuff portrayed in there we probably have the technology for, it's just that for financial reasons, and other reasons, it's not feasible. People can't drive on a 2D surface, do you really think 3D driving would be ideal? Then there's the price of gas. Stuff like self lacing shoes would probably also be possible but they'd be way too expensive. Hover boards might be pushing it though, there is anti gravity but you need a pretty big power supply for that and don't think we'd have the technology to make it contained in something that size.

Imagine someone traveling from 85 and seeing stuff like today's smartphones and tablets. That's totally science fiction.
 

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The biggest thing is probably computer devices. Computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones etc. Cars have also changed quite a bit. Self parking cars and stuff is a pretty crazy technology when you think about it.

Their prediction of 2015 was actually not that far off though lot of the stuff portrayed in there we probably have the technology for, it's just that for financial reasons, and other reasons, it's not feasible. People can't drive on a 2D surface, do you really think 3D driving would be ideal? Then there's the price of gas. Stuff like self lacing shoes would probably also be possible but they'd be way too expensive. Hover boards might be pushing it though, there is anti gravity but you need a pretty big power supply for that and don't think we'd have the technology to make it contained in something that size.

Imagine someone traveling from 85 and seeing stuff like today's smartphones and tablets. That's totally science fiction.

Real life time travelers will always be disappointed by the conspicuous lack of flying cars, though. :|
The technology exists, just too many barriers of price/practicality at this point.

At least we've gotten started on electric cars making it to market, that's something.
 
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IronWing

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Cell phones are probably the biggest technological innovation that someone from 1985 would notice. In 1985 we fully expected computers to get faster, smaller, better, cheaper. But cell phones are like Star Trek. Also GPS would amaze folks. Trying to find real cultural differences would probably be a stretch. The HP 12C would blow people's minds.

The 1950s were already mythified by the 1980s. The 80s are just another decade.
 

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Enough to make you WANT to make a tear in the time space continuum. :awe:

If anything, could at least try to infiltrate the government to know who needs to be killed before they make it in office. :biggrin:
 

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They would be amazed by our movies.
Star Wars
Star Trek
Gi Joe
A Team
Batman
Transformers
 

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Our Universe is Quantum meaning anything and everything is possible. Watch Sliders to see what I mean. So everything that has happened in our universe could be different in a alternate universe.
 

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I've always had a certain respect for the BTTF trilogy as it is one of the few highly successful franchises that hasn't been remade, rebooted or had new installments since it's last film in 1990.

And if Michael Bay ever decides to remake/reboot BTTF, I will assassinate him.