No doubt the most iconic time travel series of all time, Back to the Future is one of those timeless things that people of all ages (and time periods) can enjoy full-heartedly. The humor, the ‘ultra-realistic’ science and theory behind the movie’s time travel mechanics, and so much more – there’s a lot to love.
BTTF remains one of my own personal favorite movies of all time. Especially the first, though the 2nd, 3rd, and even the fairly recent Tell-Tale game all hold special places in my heart. And today is a very significant day for BTTF fans. October 21st of 2015 was the day that Marty, his girlfriend, and the doc traveled into the future to “save his kids”, a plot line that totally makes sense. Celebrating Back to the Future day, Google has “leaked” its plans for Project Flux on Google+, detailing its efforts to develop a time machine of its own that looks a bit like its self-driving car with some of the design aspects of the DeLorean mixed in.
In typical Google fashion, this prank has a lot of serious work put into it, listing early test locations (all from the movies of course), information about working with regulators to minimize “past interventions and other issues”. It also talks of the dangers involved in time travel, and gives some “back to the future style science” explaining how time travel works.
Google’s doc indicates that Project Flux will be fully for flight tests in the near future, with a goal of 88 public test flights by the middle of 2016. More details can be found here.
If Google’s Project Flux didn’t put a smile on your face, you might want to check out Google Play Music, where el Goog has put up a special playlist for hoverboarding that has a music selection for 1955, 1985, and 2015. Sadly the 1885 playlist is absent. Happy BTTF day guys.