AKRON (Oct. 22, 2015) — In case you weren't aware because maybe your calendar was on the fritz or you were spending time in another dimension or galaxy, yesterday was “Back to the Future” day.
What's that? You ask. Well, unless you weren't born yet, were perhaps hiding behind some third rock from the sun or are a non-fan of the iconic 1985 science fiction flick of that name directed by Robert Zemeckis, Oct. 21, 2015, is the date to which Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) time-travel in “Back to the Future Part II.”
The film envisioned a number of things that would be commonplace by this year — bold new technologies and products like flying cars, hoverboards, dog-walking drones, Group Michelin's Bibendum mascot a slim, trim 185 pounds and running for the U.S. Senate from South Carolina — naw, just kidding about that last one.
Though it didn't specifically name them, the movie's predictions of life in the year 2015 should have included the need for highways — and tires, ‘cus they're still here, aren't they?
(Unfortunately, Marty and Doc didn't predict the massive proliferation of tire sizes, but then they had other things to contend with, like getting back to their present-day lives.)