I once saw a UFO. It was truly phenomenal. I was mind blown… for about 10 seconds. Then, for some reason I no longer cared. I saw it with two other people at the same time and they both felt the same way. I was shocked at all of us. Shouldn’t our whole outlook on life change? Shouldn’t we feel blessed? Shouldn’t we have tried to find out where it went or anything? No. None of that.
Before that moment, I thought that if anything was going to start me on a true adventure, it would be to chase down a UFO. But it didn’t happen and I think I know why.
The mystery was gone. The experience was so overwhelming, that it quickly became underwhelming even though it was spontaneous and spectacular. It was too real. At first, I thought maybe we were to afraid that we might actually confront aliens or somehow meet the Men in Black, if we told anyone or followed it. But that wasn’t it. We weren’t afraid of anything. It was boredom. Our fantasy of aliens and UFO’s seemed cooler than their actuality. Of course, we probably didn’t even see something flown by inter-dimensional beings. It was probably just unrecognizable modern technology.
I think this is what’s happening with modern technology and the public eye. We’re so fast paced and surrounded by fantasy that true revolutionary phenomena appears lame. A future with everyone zipping around on their own either own high speed electric skateboards, floating around on hover boards, and flying into space in their own personal rockets seems so close that it might have already happened and gone away. The technology is here and nobody seems to care.
An actual hover board exists. A for-real hovering board (a little bigger than a skateboard, but still reasonable) that floats over land and water.
It’s called the Arcaboard and it’s made by the same people that have made it possible for everyday working class citizens to FLY INTO OUTER SPACE.
Shouldn’t this be revolutionary? Well….sort of. It’s what we’ve been waiting for but it also doesn’t do much. It’s not that the technology doesn’t do much, it does, but maybe our minds got ahead of themselves and we never really thought about how unnecessary a hoverboard really is. It costs around $20,000 USD and there isn’t much of a practical use for it. Not at this time however. Look at what else they’re doing. What if this board could go fast? There’s also another new technology that nobody seems to care about, the Kickstick, that I think if somehow were used in combination with the Arcaboard, we’d see some people doing some super wild shit. (I imagine a new form of Quidditch in my mind).
2017 is about to release a real life flying car.
But, is anyone really going to care? Unless your neighbor gets one and flies to work with it, I don’t think you’re going to go out of your way to save up for one.
I think it’s amazing and I do plan to save up for one. I hope others do to. Otherwise, the few people who do have them, will fly right above our heads without us even knowing because we’ll all be looking down at our smartphones watching videos of people crash them.