Hover boards have been a collective nerd fantasy find out more since their introduction in the movie Back to The Future 1985. Over the years, many companies have tried to mimic the experience shown in the movie but had not been success full until Lexus released a video showing their successful development of the Hover technology. Their hover Board unfortunately only worked on specific surfaces and thus did not have any commercial applications.
Many companies have since been working on developing a successful, marketable hover board using various different technologies which you can read more about online. The model that did make it out into the world however is the two wheeled “hover board”. Although it technically does not hover per say, it mimics the experience pretty well and thus went mainstream recently.
Ever since their release, these hover board have been the hot new thing amongst the youth. In fact, they have become so popular that it is safe to say that their impact on pop-culture has been huge. They have also from time to time been closely associated with the millennial and the Gen Z, as both these generations playing a vital role in their popularity.
Modern Hover Boards are now considered iconic although they receive the obvious criticism of not actually hoveringin air as their name suggests. The key factor in this case is the genius marketing of the product which used the 90’s nostalgia to boot their product into becoming a house hold name. In recent years, they have been high in demand globally. Although various companies are still working on developing commercialize-able boards with the technology to lift of the ground entirely, it seems that what we have at the moment is good enough of a place holder until then