Human beings have always been fascinated with the idea of flying: to finally be freed from the shackles of gravity that hold us to our earthy prison, and to soar straight to the heavens. This dream started to blend with reality as two famous brothers decided to ride one of their bicycles right into the sky. Eventually, after adding some wings and some other technical parts, the art of flight became a reality for human beings.
Since that point, the industry of air travel has exploded. From a makeshift airplane that only managed to last 12 seconds in the air, to huge commercial airplanes and fighter jets that sound like a clap of thunder, our imagination never stops growing, and neither does our desire to have more, be better, and create new things.
It seems human beings never stop. It has been a scientific dream to create a working hoverboard, inciting vivid memories of sci-fi movies and hopeful childish emotions. However, this year, it is finally starting to become a reality.
In recent years, we have moved a step past the parachute, and moved into the precise mechanics of self-flight. Flight suits are now available, allowing you to soar mere inches above the ground of surface of whatever it was you chose to jump off of. They make the user resemble a flying squirrel, with the ability to fly great distances.
The dream still isn’t complete, so settle back down into your chair before you rush to buy one and continue your life amongst the clouds. Using the suit is an extremely dangerous task, as the risk is serious injury (or possibly death).
More along the lines of Marty McFlys adventures, Lexus recently released footage of their brand new hover board. Decked out with the luxury section of the Toyota owned company, branded into a sleek bamboo finish across the top of the board, it looks almost like a normal skateboard, except for the fact it had steam ejecting from one end, giving it the power to float several inches off the ground. Yet before everyone begins to imagine their childhood dreams finally taking off, stick to keeping it on the ground for a while. The hover board only works when magnets are implanted in the ground, extremely limiting the application of this new invention.
So the dream continues, and human beings feet are still firmly planted on the ground. But our imagination is soaring years ahead of where we are, taking us up to the heavens, and to the possibilities that still lie in the future