According to Lexus – yes, the car company – they have managed to design and test a real, working, magnetic powered hoverboard.
All of our visions of the future are finally coming true.
Lexus comments on the announcement:
The Lexus hoverboard represents true engineering innovation and over the coming weeks, well be bringing you regular updates on the progress of this extraordinary project.
Apparently, the hoverboard works by inducing magnetic levitation with liquid nitrogen-cooled super-conductors and magnets to give the hoverboard frictionless movement of a kind that had been thought impossible. (source)
You can follow updates on the project with the hashtag, #LexusHover.
Social Thumb Photo Source: Lexus International Youtube