It has been 30 years since the movie Back to the Future popularized the idea of hoverboards, and now they’re finally real.
Automaker Lexus has developed the Slide, a skateboard-like device that hovers a few inches above the ground, allowing riders to literally glide from point to point. How does it work? Slide contains a series of magnets and superconductors cooled by liquid nitrogen. That technology fights against gravity to lift the board and rider above the ground.
But don’t get too excited. The hoverboard won’t be available to the public anytime soon. Plus, it’ll likely cost as much as a small car once it is available.