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.
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!
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 Hoverboards, Why 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!
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