Scientists across the globe are coming under increasing pressure to deliver as October 21st 2015, aka the day Marty McFly arrived in the future, gets closer.
“It’s getting intense,” local inventor Dr Rachel Guest said. “Every time I nip down the shops people are asking me why I’m walking, why we’re all still walking, and complaining about how much time they have to waste each day tying up their shoelaces.”
“Great Scott! The pressure’s enormous!” exclaimed her fellow inventor Dr John Goody. “Maybe if we cut a few corners and the cat stops sleeping on the prototype we could deliver the hoverboard but what people really want is the shiny optimistic 2015 that Back to the Future presented and the violent, venal world of today in no way matches up.”
Both scientists agree that they could probably change this but they need longer than three weeks to perfect their anti-oligarchy virus and trigger a pandemic.