Are hoverboards real now? Or are these Lexus hoverboards yet another hoverboard hoax?

Are hoverboards real now? Or are these Lexus hoverboards yet another hoverboard hoax?
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It's 2015—the year that Marty McFly travels to in the movie 'Back To The Future II'—so everyone's talking about hoverboards.

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The Lexus Hoverboard: A skateboard for rich people. (via Telegraph)

Many companies, including California-based Arx Pax, have launched exciting kickstarters to make the boards, and now Japanese Engineers at Lexus have decided to join in the pursuit of the perfect hoverboard. Lexus claims to be on the forefront of new technology. Their hoverboard uses "magnetic levitation with liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and permanent magnets to give the board 'frictionless movement.'" It appears this is what gives the boards a smoky steam around them. Which is kinda freakin' cool.

It's not certain if this will be a reliable form of transportation, but it does share some of the same design as modern Lexus cars, like its signature spindle grille. The prototype is in the process of being tested in Barcelona, so the Lexus Hoverboard is not yet for sale.

Here's hoping we can all eventually get one. In the meantime, can we all start working on those teeny dehydrated pizzas that expand in seconds?

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