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We’re just five years away from the future, you know. Flying cars, tennis shoes that tie themselves, and hoverboards are just around the corner. That’s what we have to look forward to in 2015, according to Back to the Future Part II.
Now, at long last, at least one of those things has become reality. Well, sort of.
The Hoverboard has been recreated by a French artist named Nils Guadagnin, who designed this replica for an exhibition of Back to the Future-related art pieces. It really hovers, too, though not at the strength necessary to suspend a human being in mid-air. It uses electromagnets to levitate off the surface of the pedestal it’s housed on — magnets integrated into both the board itself and the pedestal. So unfortunately, it doesn’t work anywhere but there.
But hey, it’s a baby step toward the toy we’ve all dreamed about since childhood. All it lacks is the Mattel logo.