What if I told you that the Online Think Tank is looking for smart folks, engineers, designers and skateboarders to help us radically improve the skateboard of the future? A skateboard, which was fully integrated with the latest technologies and one which could fly; a hover board like in Back to the Future II. Well that is exactly what we plan to do and we are working on the beginning stages of the research report right now.Yes let’s build a net-centric Skateboard with active RFID chips, it can dodge obstacles or incoming objects and also be fixed with the latest lidar, radar, stereo sonar and optical flow sensors. Let’s make all the components fully integrated with the skatepark and/or a Video Game, Virtual Reality C.A.V.E. or system or even a full on simulator.
We should make these tricky hoverboard to the kids and let them have fun? Have them test them out and then make them even better. I think I really enjoyed the movie “Back to the Future” with Michael J. Fox and Biff and perhaps you did too. And the skateboards have been a fascination ever sense, of course all young boys of my age grew up with the first skateboards. Catamaran’ing down steep streets, doing switch back maneuvers and it was simply part of being growing up.In the first committee meeting for the report our team identified several potential emerging technologies that should be integrated into the hoverboard;
1.) How about a set of tap push button controls to put up the landing gear, make it a hover board? 3 in the green and away they go hover board style?
2.) Voice Activated WiFi, iPod, VoIP, cell phone and IM. (already have surfboards with wifi, cell phones)
3.) Holographic Image display project in front of the board so the rider can match it while flying through the air to insure a perfect maneuver?
4.) All run by LED lights which are charging as each bump in the side walk jars tiny components, like a shake-able flash light.
5.) We can make the board invisible using MITs new light bending stuff? Change colors?
6.) Use Mind Control to send commands to the hoverboard via (individual mind-mapping fMRI sequence generator).
7.) The Hover Board/Skate Board/ Wave Rider could be used in any gravity displacement too. Earth, Mars, Moon. “The Lunar Board” or something? Matching agility to human ability, the next step in the evolution of fun!
8.) Interactive Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality living room video game with skateboard, no worries when weather is bad.
9.) Couple it with eLearning initiatives; make it fun to learn while riding a skateboard. Learn physics while skateboarding, it’s all physics anyway.
10.) Interactive skate parks and indoor recreational facilities of the future.