HUVr introduces the new hoverboard to be released in December 2014 [x]
THIS IS NOT A TEST!!! REPEAT THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!
Hahaha whaaaat?? I checked the site and it seems legit. So what you’re saying is, this time next year everybody will be floating in the air.
Well they are technically on time
is this legit
oh god i hope it is
It’s sadly, frustratingly fake. The “MIT scientist” is an actor who has shown up in a number of skits on some show on Adult Swim. The director of the video has been linked to Funny Or Die. In one shot you can still see the shadow of a crane that was likely carrying the actors. This is really sad and painful because they put so much effort into making it look so dang real, and they’re keeping up the facade on their web site and their Facebook page. They keep saying that they’ll be having public tours and to “wait around until December” (you can see a Back To The Future-style date at the top of their web page mentioning December 2014). Whatever this is, it’s NOT the invention of the Hover Board. And you know what? If you go to their Facebook pages, people are immensely PISSED. Like, furious and downright livid. Because this is technology that people have wanted their whole lives, and whatever this “thing” is, it’s toying with everyone’s emotions and is getting dragged out far too long for its own good. And many people are saying that whatever this thing is REALLY promoting, nobody will want it, and everyone will boycott it, because they’re all too pissed about being toyed with. I think I may be one of those people.
Combine this from that comment from somebody at NIKE last month about there totally being self-lacing sneakers next year, I can’t tell if we’re all just really excited about the Back To The Future 2 date, or if there’s some other big BTTF-related thing getting hyped up like crazy. Like a BTTF4 or a reboot or something. Which, by the way, I never wanted, and I ESPECIALLY don’t want it if they’re using this social media promotion about the Hover Board like this.
This is becoming the greatest backfire of the 21st century. Now people are coming forward and admitting that this video was some sort of prank or hoax. As it turns out, the people involved with this were so unprepared for the vicious reactions fans would have to this. We’re a generation that’s had to deal with remakes of Total Recall, Robocop, and many other beloved properties from the 80’s, and we’ve let them slide for the most part. But when it came to this, it seems to me that fans of BTTF were not so willing to go without expressing thier anger about jacking with something that they loved growing up.
Funny or Die, this wasn’t funny. If you’re the only ones laughing that some people bought that you had hover tech, then good for you. But for the people like me who grew up with this movie and saw Part 2 as hope for what the future might bring, and saw the hover board as something attainable within our lifetime, and to take that idea and use it as a tool for your own amusement, then you know where you can go stick your “hover board”.