US startup Arx Pax reckons it will be shipping hoverboards to the populous by next October, which means we're reassuringly on-schedule with our science-fiction technology needs – seeing as Hill Valley residents had them by 2015.
When we first saw Mattel's official Back to the Future II hoverboard, the whole world exclaimed: FINALLY! Then we found out it doesn't really hover. Well today, my friends, we're one step closer to a people-led, hoverboard-inventing revolution.
Until the scientific community gets off its collective duff and starts researching the important and poorly understood field of Hoverboard technology, we'll just have to comfort ourselves with the Kinect-commanded, electric-powered, and Windows 8-controlled Board of Awesomeness from Chaotic Moon.