Especially when the art in question is Back to the Future Part II.
So here’s a hoverboard. It comes from a Silicon Valley outfit called Hendo Hover, and they’re now taking orders on Kickstarter for October 2015 delivery.
Yes, that’s a long way off, we know. But hey, you’ve already waited 25 years. So you can probably wait one more.
This thing’s about the size of a skateboard, with a couple of foot pads for traction. But step on it, and four “engines” create a magnetic field that gives the board exactly one inch of lift. As far as steering goes, you just do that via your own natural movements, not unlike with a skateboard.
They’ve got some other big plans, too. Like hoverboard skate parks. But they’re not selfish about it: one of their options on Kickstarter is a package of four of their hover engines, which they encourage you to put to use building your own board, or inventing other hovering things.
Sorry, still no flux capacitor.