If the first words you said when you woke up this morning were something to the effect of, “Great Scott! It’s the future!” then you’re probably a Back to the Future fan. If not, then you should know that, in the Robert Zemeckis-directed sequel Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) take a trip to the future that lands them squarely on the date of … October 21, 2015. So if you were confused by all of the Back to the Future talk on social media today, now you know what all the hubbub is about, bub.
We’ve already taken a look at what the sequel picture got right about the present, so with that in mind, we’ve taken to the modern convenience of the Internet to round up all the Back to the Future nods that are seemingly taking over the world today. It’s a very surreal time in which we live, as a 1989 sci-fi/comedy about time traveling into a future full of fantastic gizmos and high-tech gadgets is being realized in the present because of an overwhelming need to nourish nostalgia and push new products. (Though Pepsi Perfect does sound delicious.) Check out a few of the Back to the Future trends making their way around the world today! (Heads up that the Today Show video at the end is unfortunately set to auto-play. Apologies!)