Sorry To Burst Your Bubble But Hoverboards Aren’t Real

There’s a good chance that you’ve either heard from someone or come to the conclusion yourself that hoverboards are now a reality. Hoverboards became embedded in our minds thanks to Back to the Future 2 and now there’s a new company that claims to have built everyone’s favorite movie gadget.

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The “company” is called Huvr Tech and it is making a lot of news, apparently for making a hoverboard. News sources like USA today published articles like this one saying, hey, maybe scientists have figured it out!

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Take a look at the Huvr Tech website and you’ll find this on their about page:

Our team consists of materials science, electricity & magnetism experts who’ve solved an important part of one of science’s mysteries: the key to antigravity. (Source – HuvrTech.com/about.html)

Sorry folks but the key to antigravity hasn’t been discovered, and yes, figuring-out the whole anti-gravity thing is pretty important for the whole hoverboard technology to work. Sure you could use magnets but then the board would only work where you happened to have a magnetic track or sidewalk.

Soon the media had realized what had happened, the ultimate hoax had been performed. Here’s a couple of articles from new sources that figured it out: Let’s Face It, We’re Never Getting Our HoverboardsWhy Are All These Celebrities Participating In An Epic Fake Hoverboard Troll?

So it looks like we’ll have to put hoverboards back into the “dream” category for now. Still hat’s off to whoever put this hoax together, not an easy thing to pull off. Now just tell us you’re making Back To The Future 4 so we can really get excited!

(Image source – http://www.pinterest.com/pin/553168766701068319/)

Morgan

Co-Founder at Fashion Metric
Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Fashion Metric, a startup building technologies that make it easy for online shoppers to buy clothes that fit and arming retailers with more data than ever before.

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  • Kevin March 4, 2014, 7:31 pm

    My favorite trilogy of all-time…

  • Michael March 4, 2014, 7:45 pm

    Haha that is funny! Anti-gravity would change the world with free power forever lol

  • Morgan March 4, 2014, 8:27 pm

    @Michael – so true, with anti-gravity a LOT would change, hoverboards would really just be the tip of the iceberg! :)

  • Alan Dunn March 4, 2014, 8:41 pm

    Dreamkiller :-)

  • Mike March 4, 2014, 9:35 pm

    Hoverboard domains, anyone?

  • Chris March 5, 2014, 11:14 pm

    “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”

    Inspiring creativity should never be underestimated. It is a noble cause and much needed: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/eb823e7388/funny-or-die-is-sorry-for-lying-about-hoverboards

  • Morgan March 6, 2014, 8:27 am

    Haha, sorry @Alan :)

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