There was an interesting hoax floating around Twitter today that June 27th, 2012 was the date Doc Brown punched into to the DeLorean in Back to the Future. Many people excitedly retweeted the picture and were probably thrilled by the feeling that we’re now basically living in a world filled with hoverboards. Of course, die-hard Back to the Future fans knew in an instant that they had been duped, as the the actual date used in the film was October, 21st 2015 (Still over 3 years away). This is actually the second time the Back to the Future date has been used as a hoax, proving definitively that you can never believe anything you read on the Internet ever.
This got us thinking about other movies like 2001: A Space Oddysey and the Terminator series, whose dates have passed us by, and what other movies have futuristic dates that we’ll hit in the next 50 years.
Back to the Future (2015)
We’ve long wished for the future of Back to the Future 2. Hoverboards, flying cars, and self-adjusting clothes? We’ll take those every day of the week, as long as there are still DeLoreans flying around.
Blade Runner (2019)
Science Fiction pretty much tells us that if we create lifelike robots of any kind, they are most definitely going to kill us at some point. We’re sort of hoping the next 7 years go a lot better than the future that exists in Blade Runner. Of course, there are flying cars and buildings that shoot fire into the sky randomly, so that’s something to look forward to.
Children of Men (2027)
Part of what made Children of Men such a great movie is that it felt so real. The technological advancements that exist in 2027 seem pretty subtle with the one drawback being that people are unable to have any children. Seems like a pretty big price to pay for cooler TV screens. Check out some of the creepy future ads from the movie below.
Demolition Man (2032)
We’re really not looking forward to a world in which all restaurants are Taco Bell, and a place where we have to deal with the mysterious three seashells. In fact, outside of Idiocracy, this might be the scariest vision of the future that’s ever been put to celluloid.
Star Trek: First Contact (2063)
We recently caught this film on TV, and the thing that stuck out to us about 2063 was not the technology that the world’s inhabitants had, but that Geordi (from the 2300s) was basically using the Star Trek equivalent of an iPad throughout the film. What that tells us is that we’re really just a warp drive away from real-life Star Trek here in 2012. Anyone have a dilithium crystal hanging around?