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« on: October 22, 2014, 07:42:20 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/plwX5NtF530&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/plwX5NtF530&rel=0</a>
The Kickstarter campaign has almost already reached its goal after 2 days

In October 2015 we will see the first public shipment of Hoverboards, and they sound like spaceships!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Zs_QOx_X5TE&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Zs_QOx_X5TE&rel=0</a>
The Verge trying out the new tech

As it stands, these things are actually pretty useless for normal use - but, this is only the first step.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/SZqZSYGLk3Y&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/SZqZSYGLk3Y&rel=0</a>
Greg Henderson explaining the basics to CNET




But that's not all: According to Nike, they will have self-tying shoelaces sometimes in 2015 too!

http://time.com/7940/back-to-the-future-marty-mcfly-power-laces-coming-2015/



In slightly related news: Japan is planning to have working giant robots by 2019. Meanwhile a US Arms Corperation is currently experimenting with high-speed 4-legged army robots, who can reach up 80 miles per hour - The US Army is already prototyping models themselves - and Russia is currently working on 1:1 Androids, whose deadline currently is set for 2045. Although creepy Androids already exist in Japan, with Sexbots already being developed as well.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 07:59:09 AM »

Hoverboards are dumb.
Self-tying shoelaces are dumb.

The near-future is already a disappointment.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 08:56:04 AM »

Hoverboards are dumb.
Self-tying shoelaces are dumb.

The near-future is already a disappointment.

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 10:49:55 AM »

Can it go over water?
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 10:54:12 AM »

Can it go over water?

Of course not.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2014, 06:20:38 PM »

When the androids can think and feel then call me.

As for the hoverboard I'm looking forward to seeing what comes of it. It needs to be put on cars next. No more bumps or busted tires!
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2014, 06:26:05 PM »

When the androids can think and feel then call me.

Translation: When I can fall in love with a robot then call me.
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2014, 06:28:20 PM »

Yeah, pretty much.
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2014, 06:28:29 PM »

As for the hoverboard I'm looking forward to seeing what comes of it. It needs to be put on cars next. No more bumps or busted tires!
And no more pot holes and dealing with bad roads in general.
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2014, 06:32:50 PM »

Well you gotta figure that a car with four people is only going to fly so far off the ground. Deeper potholes and, depending on the tech, little bumps might still cause the same effects they do now.

It needs to be able to sense any imperfections in the road and adjust to them before those problems are gone for good.
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2014, 06:33:54 PM »

Baby steps I guess.
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2014, 06:50:26 PM »

As for the hoverboard I'm looking forward to seeing what comes of it. It needs to be put on cars next. No more bumps or busted tires!

You really think that we should invest a shitload of time and resources into hovering cars just to solve minor inconveniences like bumps and busted tires?
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2014, 07:13:14 PM »

Yes.
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2014, 06:50:42 AM »

You really think that we should invest a shitload of time and resources into hovering cars just to solve minor inconveniences like bumps and busted tires?

It would solve more than just that. In a theoretical sense, hover cars would be way safer and less prone of flipping over, making way for highspeed highways like in sci-fi.

They would also be way more envoirenment-friendly, similar to a hybrid car, as the energy needs to be converted to be electrical, plus the constant production and shipping of tires would also save a lot of material.

The main issue here is that we currently lack the battery/powering technology for such things.
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2014, 11:04:14 AM »

The main issue here is that we currently lack the battery/powering technology for such things.

I know that, at least here in America, they're working on "electric roads" that charge apps and things and you drive.

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Just food for thought if these kinds of cars became a wide spread thing.
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