I’m not sure what’s more surprising… the fact that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series or the fact that Back to the Future 2 predicted it… almost at least.
Fans of the 80’s time-travel franchise will know that when Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) visits the future in 2015, he’s shocked to see that the Cubs won the 2015 World Series, finally ending a dry spell that lasted over a century.
Well it looks like Bob Gale, the writer behind Robert Zemeckis’ Oscar-nominated hit, has some insight into future events despite being just a year off in his prediction.
However the Cubs winning the World Series isn’t the only prediction Gale has got right during the early stages of the 21st Century; hoverboards, fingerprint recognition and even the Nike powerlace shoes – sadly though we’re still waiting the Black and Decker microwave that makes pizza is under a second. See other predictions here »
Even though we may have to wait another 30 years before we see flying cars, another feature of Back to the Future 2 may in fact be just over the horizon.
Earlier this week, Avatar visionary James Cameron spoke of his desire to release the next installments of his epic sci-fi franchise using glasses-free 3D technology similar to the shark that terrifies Marty McFly outside the movie theatre.
Considering James Cameron designed a specialist Fusion Camera System, known to us mere mortals as an IMAX camera, for Avatar back in 2008, it’s certainly a real possibility that the three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker can pull off the incredible feat that would make those uncomfortable glasses a thing of the past.
Hopefully Bob Gale can give some more insight into what the future holds for us.