Almost 12 years into the 2000s now and still we’re eating conventional meals instead of pills that give you all the flavours and nutrients of a Sunday roast, and still no jetpacks. If anything we’re going backwards. Around south east London of late, every kid seems to be travelling by roller skate. When did they become fashionable again? At this rate I’m fully prepared to see kids riding past my window on Penny farthings come 2015.
I’m blaming Back To The Future 2 almost exclusively for our disappointments about what the future actually looks like. True story : I once dragged all my friends to liverpool Street Station on the strength of a story that appeared in the Metro raving about a Holographic bra advert that had been installed there. In my head we would get down there and be greeted by the Holographic ad for the new Jaws movie that scares the shit out of Marty McFly, only it would be almost real holographic boobs. When we got down there it was just like one of those cheap 2d moving images. It was worse than a Magic Eye picture. Back to the Future 2 had falsely raised all expectations.
That might all be about to change though. By now we all know about the special edition back to the Future Nikes that were made to help save Marty McFly from Parkinsons, but could the Hoverboard be the next of the BTTF 2 inventions to be made real? This video clip could provide us with our first glimpse of the technology we’ve all been waiting for:
So technically its not levitation, its Quantum locking. But considering that I have no fvcking idea what Quantum locking is, I’m calling it Levitation. I think the guy in the clip is getting too worried about semantics. To all intents and purposes you have made a Hoverboard for a rodent. Seriously, how long will it take before curiosity gets the better of them and they drop a mouse on that thing. Seeing that little disc floating around like Captain America’s shield in this video, all I could imagine was a little Marty McFly standing on top of it, with a little Biff Tannen following on behind.
So there we have it, after 12 years of disappointment , the future now looks to be finally here and very real. In fact, I’m off to practice my tre flips cos everyone knows what I want for Xmas 2016, a Quantum locking Hoverboard.