Why ‘Back to the Future’ Should Make You Present-Tense: Wrap Trends (Video)

TheWrap’s Jordan Burchette bypasses holograms and hoverboards for the horrifying hidden predictions the franchise got right

Last Updated: October 21, 2015 @ 4:04 PM

Today is “Back to the Future” Day and you’re going to read a lot about what the franchise’s first sequel got right about the future/present — from the advent of hoverboards to the rise of the Chicago Cubs, “BTTF” proved to be astonishingly prescient.

But there are predictions behind the predictions, wheels within wheels that suggest the film may not only have taken some lucky stabs at the here and now — but may have engineered them!

The VR headsets and personal drones forecast in the film are well documented, but what about hipster headwear? Or prankvertising? Or “Back to the Future’s” prediction of a near future if the GOP’s nominee wins the upcoming presidential election?

Is the vision of the 2015 presented in “Back to the Future” one you recognize? Or did the series get more things wrong than right? Watch the latest Wrap Trends for more!

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