Things the film got right:
- Flat Screen TVs: Televisions have definitely changed a lot since the '80s and in 2015 we'll see even more innovative versions of flat screen TVs. We can expect more 4k televisions and the world's first see-through television.
- Video conference technology: Marty really did see the future with this one. Let's see, we have Skype, Face Time, Oovoo, Snap Chat and a whole array of video real-time conference programs.
- Bio metric identification: We already have bio metric technology on our phones and in 2015 we can expect to see more of it. Soon people won't just be able to unlock phones and computers with their finger print, they'll also be able to open doors by using their heartbeats with the Nymi band. Consumers will probably get to see other similar innovations as well.
- 3D: Just like it was depicted in the film, everything seems to be in 3D nowadays. We see it in movie theaters, video games, home TV and even in comic books.
- Holographic displays: Sharks may not be popping up randomly to advertise movies, but remember Tupac's resurrection at Coachella back in 2012? Holograms have been around for a while, but in 2015 we can definitely expect more use of that technology.
- Drones: They are everywhere! In 2015 drones will keep making national headlines and will also be more prominent in the consumer market. The movie definitely got this right. Well, except that drones don't walk our dogs yet like they do in the movie.
-Pepsi Perfect: In October, Pepsi unveiled a limited edition version of its soft drink made to resemble the brand of cola Marty orders in a diner in 2015.
Some people may not understand what the RUNNING MAN was all about --
The Running Man (1987)
In the year 2017, the world economy has collapsed. The great freedoms of the United States are no longer, as the once great nation has sealed off its borders and become a militarized police state, censoring all film, art, literature, and communications. Even so, a small resistance force led by two revolutionaries manages to fight the oppression. With full control over the media, the government attempts to quell the nation's yearning for freedom by broadcasting a number of game shows on which convicted criminals fight for their lives. The most popular and sadistic of these programs is "The Running Man," hosted by Damon Killian. When a peaceful protest of starving citizens gathers in Bakersfield, California, a police officer named Ben Richards is ordered to fire on the crowd, which he refuses to do. Subdued by the other officers, the attack is carried out, and Richards is framed for the murder of almost a hundred unarmed civilians. Following a daring jail break months later, Richards is captured once again and forced to appear on "The Running Man" with three other convicts. With their help, he fights his way through a cadre of sadistic gladiators hunting them down through the ruins of a Los Angeles earthquake, but not promising Killian that he'll return to settle the score when the show's host double-crosses him. In the meantime, the contestants must search through the ruins for the resistance in the hopes of finally broadcasting the truth about the government.
- Written by Curly Q. Link