The "Back to the Future" trilogy has recently been revived on the big screen. As part of the recent craze for the iconic time travel films, Google reminded everyone of how they can reverse time using Street View.

Three decades have passed since the first "Back to the Future" film was introduced. And although the world's current technology still does not allow for time travel, there's nothing stopping anyone from reliving the past.

In April 2014, Google introduced a feature in Google Maps that lets people revisit places as they were a few years back using images captured by Google Street View. Think of it as a sophisticated slideshow of compiled daily images taken.

As shown in the video, dragging the pegman when entering a selected location will activate the Street View slideshow. As a tribute to "Back to the Future," when the pegman gets dragged to a certain location, it changes to Doc Brown,the scientist who invented Marty McFly's time-traveling DeLorean. 

Google's image repository is a vast one. Some key locations, such as the World Trade Center, has had its images taken in 2007. There's something serene and melancholic about watching the seasons change and time doing its magic.

"[You can] see what it would be like to cruise Italian roadways in both summer and winter," said Google.

However, everything's not happy and nice. The cameras were also able to capture some of the biggest tragedies that hit the planet.

"This new feature can also serve as a digital timeline of recent history, like the reconstruction after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Onagawa, Japan," the company explained.

Still, an image slider can't possibly replace a DeLorean. So here's Doc Brown reminding us that the future is what we make it to be.

ⓒ 2021 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.