‘Back to the Future’ Hover Board Now Viable

First the DeLorean comes back on the market, now the hover board from the Back to the Future trilogy is on the verge of becoming a reality.

HoverboardNo, 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.


2 Responses to ‘Back to the Future’ Hover Board Now Viable

  1. jl says:

    The hover device they used at the 2000 Sydney Olympics is NOTHING NEW.
    There was a ride in Tomorrowland that was these only you could sit in them, it was like hovercraft bumper cars. It’ only lasted a year or two and then they took it out, the novelty wore off and people wanted something cooler like Haunted Mansion or Big Thunder Railroad, it seemed to be lame especially for Disney.

  2. Sci-Fi Guy says:

    Well, its new to me. I think it sounds pretty darn cool and would love to check one out.

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