It is 1985 and Doc Brown, Marty McFly, and his girlfriend Jennifer take the time-traveling DeLorean into the year 2015 to straighten out the future of the McFly family. Specifically the date is October 21, 2015. Well, their plans do not quite work out the way they had anticipated. So they have to go back to 1955. Or at least that is what I have read from the reviews.
What an idea. Imagine trying to peek into the future. Would it be exciting or devastating? Would our wildest dreams come true or would our worst fears be realized?
We spend a lot of time trying to predict the future. Our whole economic system seems to be based on what the perceived future holds rather than the events of the day. A fortune is won or lost in a day in the Stock Market based on the dicey projections of a few prognosticators.
Planning for retirement is also another way we attempt to predict the future. And, while past performance is no guarantee of future results we are banking on it!
Of course the vocation with the poorest attempt at predicting the future has to be your local weather forecaster. In what other position are you financially rewarded when the chance of being right is only 50%?
Even major theologians have jumped on the bandwagon of “Back to the Future” as they predict at least one Armageddon in each generation.
Who knows what will happen in the future? I haven’t even decided what I am going to have for lunch.
My lack of futuristic knowledge does not vex me for I am reminded of a word that the original “Back to the Future” guy said. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34 NIV).
Now, about the Chicago Cubs winning the 2015 World Series ……