Next year is 2015, so according to "Back to the Future Part II," these things are just about due. After Marty McFly invented skateboards in the first "Back to the Future," Michael J. Fox's character found himself baffled by the hoverboards in the blockbuster sequel after traveling to the Hollywood idealized future from the perspective of the 1980s.
The futuristic toy had a few drawbacks — why can't it move over water? — but overall, it would be pretty cool to have. If you're ever trying to thwart a villainous 1950s bully from destroying the future with a sports almanac, you'll want to have one of these around. Unfortunately, the technology doesn't seem to be quite there, and the Biffs of the world will reign supreme for now.
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