Back To The Future - Dr Sue Ferreira - Retirement Alchemist
OK - it's the week for Back To The Future comments, but my kids watched this movie so many times, I feel it is part of my heritage!
I couldn't resist doing my own, especially as I am in Beverley Hills, California and close to the movie studios and many of the films locations.
How many of you remember the movie Back To The Future?
This past week on Oct 21st 2015 was the day Marty McFly and Doc arrived Back To The Future from 1985. So far, there have been no sightings of them in Anyville, USA.
It's hard to believe the movie is 30 years old. This week, the media have been full of Back To The Future predictions which have come true - the hoverboard, video conferencing, tablet computers and many more.
But can you remember what life was like back in 1985? Here’s a quick review.
First some high tech 1985 -
Sony had just introduced a new technology, the Sony Discman, which began the demise of tapes. Who uses a Discman today - its gone the way of the Dodo.
The first Nintendo appeared, the beginning of the gaming revolution.
Nokia introduced the first mobile phone - it weighed 11 lbs - very mobile!!
In 1985, the Mac Computer was considered to be the master of technological design, weighing 16.5 lbs, with 128K of memory and the revolutionary feature of drop-down menus, windows and icons, but the Commodore 64 was the popular The Home Computer.
In the United States, the average price for a home $75,500, Average Income per year $22,100.00 Average Monthly Rent $375.00 Average Price for a new car - $9,005.00.
Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union - the Wall was still standing. Reagan and Gorbechev met for the first time.
Seem like another age to you? It certainly does to me.
Do what will be our lives 30 years in the future in 2045? The youngest baby boomer born in 1964 will be 81!
Hopefully, yours truly will still be chugging along at 98,
Where do you think we will be in 2045 ?
What dreams will you have fulfilled?
I’d love to hear your predictions.