Hoverboard! Dejarik! Neuralyzer! Invisibility cloak! Pop culture has long teased us with awesome technology; please, inventors around the world, deliver on these already!
Fictionally available in: 2015
Marty McFly's first Back to the Future go-around with a wooden skateboard was left in the dust after he gave a hoverboard a test ride in the sequel. Inconvenient curbs, rocky pavement ancient history with this radical innovation that some naive teens in 1989 actually believed was within their grasp. Jeff Labrecque
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