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Neil deGrasse Tyson Celebrates Back to the Future Day With a Glorious Recap

Neil deGrasse Tyson is on another Twitter spree, and this time it’s about Back to the Future. He’s been running through a score card of sorts, featuring all the rad future inventions shown in Back to the Future II. Some of the confirmations seem almost… hopeful, as if to say, “Yeah, we totally got that. We are living in the future.”

But of course, this being Twitter, he couldn’t help but be cheeky with a few.

And, well… sorry, Cubs.

He’s having fun on Back to the Future day. And really, it’s interesting to see how past visions of the future line up with the world we live in now. It’s a healthy dose of perspective, and it’s nice to focus on what we do have instead of what we don’t have. I swear, if I have to hear someone else say something about those gosh darn hoverboa–

Sigh.

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (thebolditalic.com), and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters (spinningplatters.com). She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.