I can’t believe it . . . today is Back to the Future Day!
It was on this very day, Oct 21st, 2015 that Marty McFly travelled to in Back to The Future II. For my generation (revealing my age here), this was an iconic movie. It cemented Michael J. Fox’s star status and enabled all of us to dream of hoverboards and those cool Nike self-lacing shoes!
Sure not all of those fun predictions have to come to pass and yet here we are with Google glasses, Video Conference Calls, Flat screen TV’s and the ubiquitous mobile phone. With the internet of things seemingly around the corner, we certainly have come a long way.
But at the same time, we are not quite there yet.
And therein lies the beauty of the future. It just means that it is still in our hands. And that we can still shape it. So, whilst there will be some of us who moan about why we are not there yet, I just like to think that we are all still on the road to getting there. And that in itself is something to look forward to.
“I never think of the future, it comes soon enough” – Albert Einstein