Back to the Future Day is Wednesday, October 21 of this year - the exact day to which Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown traveled. Here are 9 predictions the creators of Back to the Future II got right about 2015.

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    Hoverboards are finally starting to become a thing, as Lexus and Hendo recently released hoverboards that use magnetic technology to float. So, not as cool, but we're definitely making progress on the hoverboard front.

  • Photo credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
    Photo credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Wearable technology

    The McFly kids' 80s-chic glasses that doubled as phones and TVs are basically like Google Glass and Oculus Rift. We also have the Apple Watch and Looncup, a "smart" menstrual cup that will text you updates. Hell yea.

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    3D Moves & Sequel Obsessions

    Hollywood in 2015 is just as obsessed with recycling old material to produce sequels as Marty McFly noticed in Back to the Future II when a theatre was showing Jaws 19 in 3D. To make fans happy, Universal released this trailer for Jaws 19.

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    Photo credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images

    Flat Screen TVs

    We've had these in our lives for quite some time, now. The only difference? We don't typically watch 6 channels at once like Marty Jr. does in the movie.

  • Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
    Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Video Chat

    Whether on your TV or mobile device, video chatting is SO 2015.

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    Biometric ID Systems

    Instead of handing over cash, Marty uses his fingerprint to donate money to save a historic clock tower in the movie. Today's apps like ApplePay allow us to pay with our thumbprints on the go, too.

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    Virtual Reality

    Tiny Elijah Wood is like every kid today who has access to a Microsoft Kinect for Xbox One. ("You mean you have to use your hands? That's like a baby's toy.")

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    Self-Tying Shoes

    Companies like Powerlace and Nike are developing technologies that allow footware to lace-up laces on their own, something we're just now discovering. So, we really should have been paying attention to Marty McFly sooner.

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    Pepsi Perfect

    On Back to the Future Day, you'll be able to buy from a limited supply of Pepsi Perfect for $20 a pop.

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