The Back to the Future series of SF films are also arguably somewhat comedic as well. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty travels to the year 2015 and we, the audience, get to enjoy a spectacle of futuristic technologies from self lacing shoes to hover boards.
Were the filmmakers making a genuine effort to predict the technologies of the world of 2015, or were they were just grabbing a bunch of ideas and sticking them in together?
If they were planning it out, was part of their efforts to- I am not sure how to put this, but- “unify” the technologies? The idea being that as technology evolves, it can upgrade multiple technologies simultaneously.
For example, we posit flying cars in BTTF2, okay well why wouldn’t that technology also be available for other wheeled device, like skateboards? I don’t know if that’s what they actually did with the hover boards or if it was The Future And Therefore Flying EVERYTHING as an idea.