Electric cars are supposed to be the transportation solution of the future, but after watching Canadian inventor Catalin Alexander Duru fly over 900 feet on a hoverboard of his own creation, I’m just not sure of anything anymore. Well, except that I really, really want a hoverboard.
Imagine a world where hoverboards have replaced cars for individual transportation? Forget the Elio, forget the Tesla Model S, and forget ever being stuck in traffic again. Alright, so I am almost surely overselling this…but I mean come on! It’s a hoverboard! And it works! AND I WANT IT.
The waterproof flying machine is more than just a proof-of-concept though, it’s an official world record setter. Duru invited the Guinness Book of World Records to Lake Ouareau in Quebec to witness as his traveled over 900 feet on his homemade hoverboard, shattering the previous record of 164 feet. This isn’t the only hoverboard concept to get excited about right now, but it is arguably the furthest along, design-wise.
Now I’m not saying that hoverboards will solve climate change or make the world a safer place. But I’m still young and stupid enough to want to try hoverboarding for myself. This may be Canada’s greatest contribution to the world yet.