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Here's What "Back To The Future" Got Right And Wrong About 2015, According To Neil deGrasse Tyson

"Double neckties [WTF?]"

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As you probably already know, today is Back to the Future Day.

It's the day that Doc and Marty arrived in the DeLorean when they traveled to the future to save Marty's kid.
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It's the day that Doc and Marty arrived in the DeLorean when they traveled to the future to save Marty's kid.

Right on cue, astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson is taking to Twitter to fact-check the movie's vision of the year 2015.

The 1989 film “Back to the Future II” envisioned life on Oct 21, 2015 — Thumbprint Locks. [Got it]

As it turns out, Back to the Future Part II got a lot of things right. We have video chat!

The 1989 film “Back to the Future II” envisioned life on Oct 21, 2015 — Video Chats. [Got it]

Our cameras are even better than imagined.

The 1989 film “Back to the Future II” imagined life on Oct 21, 2015: Pocket Digital Cameras [Got it]

However, there are plenty of things that were just too much to hope for.

The 1989 film “Back to the Future II” imagined life on Oct 21 2015: Precision RainForecasting [Nope]

Like robotic dog walkers, for example.

The 1989 film “Back to the Future II” envisioned life on Oct 21, 2015 — Drone-walked Dogs. [Nope]

Or a handy Mr. Fusion.

The 1989 film “Back to the Future II” envisioned life on Oct 21, 2015 — Home Fusion Reactors. [Nope]

Or flying cars, which we might be better off without. The only thing worse than road rage is ~flying~ road rage.

The 1989 film “Back to the Future II” envisioned life on Oct 21, 2015 — Flying Cars. [Still no]

Neil has a BTTF prediction or two that he wishes were real.

The 1989 film “Back to the Future II” envisioned life on Oct 21, 2015: Lawyers Abolished. [Dream on]

And some that he wishes had been wrong.

The 1989 film “Back to the Future II” showed life on Oct 21 2015 -- Inefficient Post Offices. [Still got ‘em]

And a couple that are just...no.

The 1989 film “Back to the Future II” showed life on Oct 21, 2015: Multiple Home Fax Machines [WTF?]

No no no.

The 1989 film “Back to the Future II” showed life on Oct 21, 2015 — Double Neckties. [WTF?]

Apologies to Cubs fans, but Neil is kinda calling the NLCS right now.

The 1989 film “BackToTheFuture II” foretold life on Oct 21, 2015 — Cubs win World Series. [Unlikely]

Even though he's showing his support.

CALLING ALL GEEKS: Must root for @Cubs — to fulfill their Prophesy in "Back the Future II"

But of course, the MOST IMPORTANT prediction is this one. And there's still hope!

The 1989 film “Back to the Future II” envisioned life on Oct 21, 2015 — Hoverboards. [Working on it]

Thanks Neil!

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