Hill Valley of the future didn't just come to be in the blink of an eye, waiting for Marty McFly to visit and throw everything into chaos. Nor did it come to be out of Biff Tannen's sinister plans. The futuristic town had to be imagined, brainstormed, and tested. Some ideas made it, and some didn't.

Last week, Pocket-lint held a "Future Week," where they looked toward the year 2015, and how things will change in the next 5 years when it comes to electronics, gadgets, and even internet speeds. The inspiration for this series was Back to the Future II, and to wrap up the future musings, they shared a collection of original artists' sketches for how Hill Valley would morph between 1985 and 2015. Yes folks, we're only a handful of years away from the future Marty explored. Feel old now?

From wild hoverboards to the above litter bug, Hill Valley in 2015 looked pretty darned cool. Of course, as per usual, what a creative mind comes up with for the future is a whole lot sweeter than reality. Then again, some of that might be a blessing. While we could use some rolling garbage collectors, people can barely drive on a flat surface, let alone bouncing around in the air with strange kids grabbing onto their bumpers.

Check out some images in the gallery below and see if you can point out which futuristic gadgets made the film and which ultimately didn't.

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