Blame Physics For Our Lack Of Futuristic Flying Machines
It's difficult to get things and people to hover in midair, which helps explain why jetpacks aren't everywhere yet.By Evan Thomas | August 5, 2015
According to Doc Brown's calendar, it's officially The Future. So where's our flying everything? (Video via Universal Pictures / "Back to the Future Part II")
Some of our slow progress is thanks to a regulatory vacuum, but most of it is thanks to plain old physics.
Lexus tested out an early version of the hoverboard this month, which uses nitrogen-cooled superconducting magnets to float, and it can support a person. (Video via Lexus)