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Snapshot, 2015: The future is now

Phew, we’ve arrived. We’ve finally made it to Back to the Future Day – 21 October 2015 – the day on which Doc Brown and Marty McFly arrive in the future in the science-fiction film Back to the Future II…

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads,” says Doc in 1985, as the pair head off into a futuristic 2015. But while Doc and Marty crossed the intervening 30 years almost instantly in their nuclear-powered DeLorean time machine, the rest of us have had to travel through time at a rather more sedate pace. Still, it’s given us a chance to get used to the disappointment that we still need roads because cars still don’t fly. Or run on rubbish. And where are our self-tying shoelaces? But hey, on the bright side, we’re almost there with the hoverboards

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