CamembertYou missed my point. This is NOT in any form new technology. So there goes your argument about first phones etc. The tech behind this Lexus board already existed, they just made it smaller.
I CAPSLOCKED a part of my reaction because I noticed on the internet and under friends that a lot of people thought the board could hoover everywhere and there were no tracks needed. I wanted to clarify that to the people reading this thread.
Things get hyped up on social media so much these days that people often dont even read or look properly. That annoys me and thats what I noticed again here, lots of people watch the first video and think that this board can go everywhere while thats not the case.
I dont hate on this hoover board from Lexus but I do think its over hyped by a lot of people. Did you get so hyped when a phone got a little smaller but couldnt do more than the previous or other models??
You called that waaay to soon bro..
no i believe you missed mine.
wifi, wireless internet, internet already existed, a reimagining of the way we USE the internet, but it requires additional infrastructure/technology to be properly utilized.
trains, extreme mass/cargo transport, wheeled transportation of people and goods already existed, a reimagining of how goods and people are transported, but it requires additional infrastructure/technology to be properly utilized
cellphones, wireless telephone communication (and eventually handheld mobile internet), wired telephone communication already existed, reimagined the way we communicate, but but it requires additional infrastructure/technology to be properly utilized.
they took existing technology, miniaturized and reimagined how we use it, into the form of personal transportation, and just like 99% of new and or reimagined technology, it requires additional infrastructure and technology to properly function in a form that will be beneficial and usable by the masses.
no, this is not revolutionary "new" technology, but it is definitely a big deal, if not revolutionary in the miniaturization of the pre existing technology. magnetic levitation has been generally only used in trains and mass transportation, by developing a usable miniaturization in some form, it can not only be applied to "hoverboards" for personal use, but a variety of other forms of transportation. do you really think a CAR company plans to develop smaller scale levitation technology exclusively for hoverboards? no.. think a little bit. its unfinished technology, but I would bet they absolutely plan to bring it to the automotive industry, rolling resistance and heat/other efficiency drains are huge when trying to develop more efficient automotive platforms, and this absolutely can be applied to that.
regarding additional infrastructure... cars already have that, so rather than having to develop entirely new roadways for the current iteration of hovering technology to function, we could potentially adapt and update our current automotive infrastructure to accommodate levitation in an automotive application.
no, simply shrinking technology does not deserve astronomically massive hype it sometimes gets, but this is not just making mag-train technology a LITTLE bit smaller, this is making that technology a HUGE amount smaller which can further be developed and applied to automotive, and many other applications to which benefits can be found.