Even as we typed out this post, our autocorrect didn’t recognize “hoverboard”, and instead tried to correct it to “overboard”. We think in the next few years that might change. There have been a slew of new attempts, gags, and outright lies about the progress of hovering transportation. Now a company as respected and well known as Lexus has gotten onboard, (haha), with a new video that hints at their future plans. We can still thank the Godfather of hoverboards, Back to the Future Part II, for inspiring us all in this levitating vision. In that movie, by the way, they traveled to the year 2015, which is quite fitting, wouldn’t you say?
Here’s a look at the amazing properties of quantum levitation, or quantum “locking”, which could possibly be the magic behind this technology.