Happy Back to the Future Day

In the 1989 movie, Back to the Future Part II they time traveled to October 21, 2015. (The move was produced by Neil Canton – no relation as far as I know.)

Articles abound today comparing the 2015 depicted in the movie to today’s world. While we don’t have flying cars, and hoverboards have not proceeded beyond some proof of concept demos, drones and flatscreens and a few other things are here.

Another prediction that didn’t come true is the quip that the justice system works swiftly in the future now that they’ve abolished all lawyers.

Wearable tech was envisioned, though, which Gartner currently places at just past the “peak of inflated expectations” on its hype cycle. If you believe wearables are just a passing fad or toys, take a look at this article entitled I’m a cyborg now and so are you. And consider that one of the panels at next week’s Canadian IT Law Association Conference is entitled “Key IT Law Issues for Wearable & Mobile Devices.” (I’m moderating that panel.)

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