Back to the Future Tech That is Here Now!

Back to the Future promised us many things and a few of them seem to have come to pass.

We have the self lacing shoes by Nike.self lacing shoesThe Phone Glasses by Google. Okay they have sort of failed, but it was a start.

phone glasses

Hover Cams in the form of drone cameras

hover camFingerprint enabled door locksfingerprint enabled door locksand now we get the Hoverboard.

hoverboardWe’ve gotten a few teasers over the last few months, but now Lexus has finally revealed their hoverboard. It may not be as cool as the one in Back to the Future, but it’s a start.

And it apparently takes quite a bit of practice to figure out. Professional skateboarder Ross McGouran had a hard time figuring out some of the basic moves, but it looks like he’s got them down now.

The new Lexus hoverboard uses a series of superconductors and magnets to create a gravity field that pushes off against the earth.

I think it will be a while before we see this on the market, that ‘steam’ you see is actually liquid nitrogen, which is apparently used to keep the superconductors cold enough to do their job as superconductors. That’s a cool -321 F for anyone that is wondering.

If only they could make one of these now!