Earliest appearing on our displays in the 1980s, the hoverboard has been the dream of kids all over the place. It’s magical ability to seamlessly take you from one destination to another, completely unhindered by the surface over which you travel. Seeing Marty McFly float over a pond on the childs converted scooter started something in everyone, people started to consider it as possible. It’s only right that in 2015 we have come one step closer, as it is the year later on Marty and the Teacher visit.
In 2015 (for real), hoverboards do actually exist! Don’t get too excited, however… There does indeed need to be a reasonable amount of things in position for it to ‘hover’, as a result. Lexus famously made a hoverboard for their advert, within an advertising series regarding technology. All their board needed a material track to operate above and a good serving of liquid nitrogen every now and then, it’s not quite as practical as Marty’s just yet. The other hoverboard being done (which actually hovers over a ground, anyway) is a lttle bit better, needing only a metal skatepark to run above. Unfortunately, there is no way to control the direction of travel about this board, but it’s a step up the right direction. [Read more…]