I heard a number of people talking recently about the supposed hoverboard demonstration, talking almost as if they thought we’d really figured this out and made a commercially viable product. I hope you knew this was fake, because it is.
I know we all want hoverboards. Well, at least most of us. I know we all wanted this to be real, and I think we all knew it wasn’t.
After all, the sort of tech that would be required wouldn’t just make a jump like that. There would be other things that came first, preliminary products or developments. Things wouldn’t just jump straight to hoverboards. We’d have all kinds of other things first long before hoverboards were perfected, presuming they even ever could be.
I don’t think most people I saw talking about this were fooled. Most of them were saying: “I wonder if this is fake,” but in a way that suggested they knew it really was and just hoped otherwise.
We knew. At least, I hope we knew. We just wanted to believe otherwise.