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Rob Kearsey October 21, 2015

21st October 2015.

If you know your Back to the Future then you’ll know today is the day that Marty Mcfly and Doc Brown landed in their DeLorean having time travelled from the year 1985.

The world of Back to the Future Part 2 promised flying cars, hover boards and Jaws 19. In reality none of these things exist (the lack of Jaws 19 we’re actually quite glad about). If Marty Mcfly had landed in our 2015, he’d have been disappointed - so he may have decided to go another 30 years into the future.

Who knows, he may have decided to park the DeLorean and take Doc Brown on a holiday. So what would they find? What could the holiday of 2045 be like?

No more barmen, it’s barbot now

While robotics in 2015 are way more advanced than they’ve ever been, we sadly still don’t have a dog-walking drone. However in 2045, robotics may have moved on to the extent that robots are now performing tasks. One could be the important job of serving you a margarita while you’re sitting on a sun drenched beach. Perhaps they could fly it to you while you’re lying in your infinity pool? It may seem far-fetched now but a concept has already been thought up by a student from Ukraine.  So the prospect of a barbot may become a reality by 2045.

“Where we’re going we don’t need roads”

Doc Brown’s faithful old DoLorean may have become obsolete by 2045 (Heck – it was obsolete in 1985). Perhaps people will be teleporting to their holiday destinations. Ok that might be a bit unlikely, although scientists have stated that teleportation will be possible in the distant future. What is probable is much faster air travel. New Concorde style aircraft are being designed and they could fly from London to New York in around an hour, meaning even the furthest points on the planet could be just a few short hours away. 

Destination, the Moon

By 2045 we may not be just holidaying on this planet. We could be swapping the beautiful blue waters of the Maldives for the Sea of Tranquillity on the Moon. There has been plenty of talk over the past few years about establishing colonies on the Earth’s satellite; by 2045 people could be doing their best Neil Armstrong impressions. Sounds ‘heavy’ doesn’t it? Who knows, by 2075 there could be holidays on Mars... 

What would you like to see on your holiday in 2045? Why don’t you make like a tree... and leave a comment on our Facebook page!