Has it finally happened?! Has the Back to the Future technology come into existence? Well, HUVr says that they have proven it has…?
Per HUVr, Massachusetts’ MIT students did it again. Another technological advancement that will change the world. From the discovery of the internet to now – wait for it – the Hover-board! Yes, it’s officially reality!?… so they say.
This initially exciting product is said to be made from only machined pieces of paramagnetic titanium and high temperature ceramic-based painted surface finish layers with abrasion resistant epoxy for maximum durability.
Underneath, according to the company’s website, there are two, high-powered electromagnets able to lift one up to 180 lbs (81.6 kg) a few inches off the ground. However, they work best over materials which typically lack magnetic properties, such as uniform density asphalt concrete. Sounds legit, right?
The board’s footpad, which is made of an injection-molded resin and then covered with a layer of high-grip foam, can be rotated up to 180 degrees for an optimal stance (lock/unlock feature for footpad controlled through the supposed HUVr App). Optional handle bars are also available, to offer riders lateral stability. Ooh!
With it being since 1985 from when Back to the Future came out in theatres, one would understand my initial giddiness at the thought that this technology actually existed, now. Even the designs were fun and followed the style created for the film (particularly the neon/pink one in the image above, which McFly rode).
A nice feature of this supposed HUVr Board is that it is activated via Bluetooth on any mobile device before each use through the HUVr App and you can track route information, such as path, distance, speed, and travel time. The HUVr App also features its own HUVr community and connects to Twitter and Facebook.
Funny enough, the history explained on their website looks and reads legitimately. One more lesson pushing me to no longer trust the marketing world on the internet. Per the website, it all started with a fun project, which began within the MIT Physics Graduate Program during the summer of 2010, that blossomed into one of the most exciting independent products to be developed out of MIT since the high-powered lithium-ion batteries developed by Yet-Ming Chiang in 2001. Consisting of materials science, electricity, and magnetism experts, the HUVr team claims to have been able to solve one of science’s mysteries: the key to antigravity. I was initially in shock and awe that this would happen in my lifetime, and so close to when it first became a thought. Go MIT! …so I thought, at first…
Wish I could own one for real! …but who doesn’t?!
I did noticed in their disclaimer:
The inclusion of any products or services on this website at a particular time does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available at any time.
…Someone covered their asses…
Check out their website for more information and videos:
As I was not 100% convinced, I did some online research…And,
…Unfortunately, this is a only a publicity stunt. An evil fake. They made it look so real! Using talent such as Christopher Lloyd, Tony Hawke, and Moby to assist with duping the general public in not only “testing” this product on video, but saying how they are amazed by this product. Well, one can still dream for a day when Hover-boards truly come to reality. Don’t stop dreaming!
For one video to explain truth in video above from HUVr: