Is HUVr’s ‘Back To The Future’ Style Hoverboard Real Or Fake?
Thousands of people have been gaping open-mouthed at a video that appears to announce the release of a real-life hoverboard by HUVr.
The board has been going viral on social media today with its apparent release date of Christmas 2014 – but is, unfortunately, part of a pank by Funny or Die.
It’s enough to put Jimmy Kimmel to shame!
Hoverboard HUVr is going viral (huvrtech.com)
“What began as a summer project in 2010 at the MIT Physics Graduate Program has evolved into one of the most exciting independent products to be developed out of MIT since the high-powered lithium-ion batteries developed by Yet-Ming Chiang in 2001,” the HUVr website claims. “Our team consists of materials science, electricity & magnetism experts who’ve solved an important part of one of science’s mysteries: the key to antigravity.
“The HUVr Board team ultimately aims to improve the efficiency, speed and sustainability of mass transportation. Yet rather than spend several more years closed off from the world while investing in research and development, the team and our world-class investors have worked to change the economics R&D by marketing this exciting consumer product in order to fund ongoing R&D.”
According to Mashable, though, the truth came out once the costume designer added it to her resume, which has since been re-edited to cover it up again. Oops!
Our sympathies are with anyone who though the whole thing was real…