Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The Future is Here!

Now, I'm not a huge film buff but I really enjoyed the Back to the Future trilogy.

Even those who are not interested in films will be aware that today is 'Back to the Future' day - the day that Marty McFly travelled to 30 years into the future, a future as yet unwritten but where he had to travel to protect his as yet unborn children.

Today on the media there has been a great deal of speculation about what things had been anticipated 30 years ago and were now common place (quiet cars, for example), which things had been imagined but had never appeared (flying cars, for example) and which things had arrived without any pre-invention so to speak (smart and not-so-smart phones).

There are two things which have not arrived that I wish we had:

  1. Marty has a jacket which regulates his temperature. Oh joy! I want one! I struggle with temperature regulation. Synthetic fabrics make this worse. Natural fabrics crush so easily. As we don't have Marty's jacket, I think that perhaps my only way forward is to use natural fabrics, appropriately underlined etc to reduce creasing. Or do you have a better way?
  2. Doc uses a face mask which is brilliant and totally changes his face and complexion. I'd like one of these too! One that would get rid of all my wrinkles - and would actually do it unlike so many products which promise but don't produce.
Oh well, I can dream, can't I?


  1. I think all clothes should be temperature regulating, instead of us - I never seem to get it right, whatever the weather or season. As for wrinkles, I just don't worry - I quite perturbed a cosmetic sales lady who was aghast at my forehead tramlines (a genetic thing - my father had just the same - plus I suppose I copied his expressions) - but I had them so young I just had to accept them. So I told her that I had long ago stopped worrying about them - I had to repeat this a few times against her protestations, but eventually she came to the conclusion that I was then indeed free! I'm not sure about that, but I don't worry about what I can't easily change. And would I really want to look young again - I doubt it :)

    1. People often seem to find opinions different from their own difficult to accept particularly when they're trying to sell something!


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