No, don’t head for the nearest toy store to reserve your hover board before the Christmas rush. As far as I know there are no plans yet to make and market the hover board. But the good news is that the technology to create the hover board now exists.
According to The Telegraph, physicists in Scotland have discovered how to cause levitation by reversing something called the Casimir Force. The science behind this breakthrough is Greek to me, so read the article if you want the details.
Sure, there are probably a lot more practical applications for this new discovery, but a hover board sounds like the most fun.
The cool thing is that even if we couldn’t have the hover board we admired when we watched Back to the Future as kids, there is hope that our children or grandchildren might.
No word yet on whether it’ll work over water.
In the meantime, it looks like the Jetsons’ ride might be available for those of you who don’t mind the $146,000 price tag.