30 years ago, a certain movie promised us hover boards by the year 2015. So far the technology has not materialised in a workable format, but they could be about to change thanks to Hoi Dong and Quan Tri Noi, two brothers from Vietnam who have recently demonstrated their levitation sacks, which appear to defy gravity without the need for any kind of magnetic track.
|Hoi and Quan show off their sacks|
The Lexus board costs many thousands of dollars and is just a prototype which will not go into production since it is basically a 'mag lev' board which uses supercooled superconductors to float and can only follow a predetermined course buried beneath the surface of the skate park.
The claim from the Vietnamese brothers is that the sacks do not need to be cooled to work, and can go almost anywhere without the need for buried track. The sacks do not work over water leading me to think that there is some form of reverse ionic polarized system in play (actually that was not my thought, I borrowed it from someone who knows about these things).
It is not clear whether the boys are going to license or sell their discovery to anybody, but the consensus is that the Chinese would be first to be offered the technology meaning that America and the West may not see it for at least 10 years.
If Jared Fogle is reading this then I apologise for misleading you. When I was talking about young boys showing off their sacks at the top of the story, it was not a reference to anything that you would be interested in. I hope you lose another 200 lbs on the 'getting the shit beaten out of you in prison' diet, you sick man. Also I hope you continue your subway diet and receive a daily serving of a footlong, courtesy of Bubba from D block.
|Bubba from D Block|