Apparently, Tuesday 8th December is ‘Pretend To Be A Time Traveller Day’, which has led us to start thinking about time travel. After all, what self-respecting techy/nerd-loving business doesn’t think about time travel every now and then?

Time Travel Tech

Time travel has been in the news more in recent months thanks to the arrival of Back to the Future day, or October 22nd 2015. This is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travelled to in the film Back to the Future 2, way back in 1989. In the film, when they arrived in the magical world of 2015 they were greeted with a wealth of amazing technology, from hoverboards and flying cars to self-tying trainers. I’m not sure what’s more impressive really.

While this may initially sound a little bit farfetched, when you start to think about it we do actually have some pretty impressive, futuristic technology as part of our day to day lives nowadays. From virtual reality headsets to wearable smart glasses and watches that can control pretty much all aspects of your day to day life, 2015 is full of seriously smart technology that we tend to take for granted.

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Some of the most futuristic tech available in 2015 includes:

  • Robots
  • Self-driving cars
  • Virtual reality
  • Floating bluetooth speakers
  • Remote-controlled drones
  • Super-thin 4K TVs
  • 3D printers – that can even print food!
  • Wearable technology – including smart watches, bracelets and glasses.

Of course, Back to the Future isn’t the only film in movie history to experiment with the possibilities of time travel. In Looper, a hitman is hunted by his older self in this sci-fi drama, while The Time Traveller’s Wife is a more female-friendly tale of a time-hopping relationship.

Or, the slightly less visionary Hot Tub Time Machine from 2010, where a group of friends are transported back to their 1980s youth with a little help from some dodgy drink and a hot tub.

In life we spend a lot of time looking at what happened in the past, and working out how we can learn from this in order to make the future better. So why not spend some time looking to the future?

We’re not saying that you should spend ‘Pretend To Be A Time Traveller Day’ dressed up in futuristic silver clothing frolicking around in a revolutionary manner, although if that’s your kind of thing then you go right ahead.

But perhaps spending a day thinking of endless possibilities and the wonders of the future wouldn’t be so bad? Who knows, you may work out how to make Marty McFly’s hoverboard dreams come true, after all.