Yesterday, a video was released revealing the invention of every Back to the Future fans' dream gift: The HUVr Board. However, today, it seems to be growing in attention. Coincidentally, the uploader has blocked embedding and linking rights to the video, so I'll just post the link to YouTube.
Did you watch it? If not, you should.
I will admit, when I first saw this, I was very excited, but was even more skeptical. How did this invention all of the sudden come out of the blue, without any attention from the media or the scientific community? The only attention it has gotten has been from a small group of celebrities (who could have easily been paid).
I hate to say it, but this is fake (despite the comments in the video insisting it is real). I have evidence from the video itself to back this up.
My theory is that this was all done with the work of a harness and a typical construction crane. Let's take a look at a couple of screenshots from the video.
Above is Grammy-winning musician, Moby, promoting the HUVr board. He looks relatively normal. He's wearing a hoodie and a V-neck shirt, and his shoulders look natural. Why do I mention his shoulders?
Look at his shirt and shoulder. They look funky now, right? It's almost as if his shirt is being pulled upward, and for some reason, we can't see the V in his V-neck anymore. He's wearing a harness under the shirt.
Next, football player Terrell Owens has his own, less-realistic experience on the HUVr board. Again, look at the shirt and shoulders (why another V-neck?). Normal right?
This just looks plain obvious. Yes, he's wearing the red shirt still, but now he's wearing to things under it. The black part is the harness, and the white shirt is most likely to keep it from rubbing. Also, his shoulders make him look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
He's obviously being pulled upward. And in the next image, you can clearly see the black harness.
Baggy shirt, normal shoulders.
Now conveniently wearing a hoodie and shoulders look misshapen.
Even the top of his chest looks odd.
Let's see if you can see the next one on your own.
Look at the chest.
And if you watch the video, notice that A LOT of the shots are from the chest or hips down.
You might notice that in some shots, you can see the shadows of the people and even some film equipment, but there's no shadow of a crane or some huge machine controlling the harness.
These could have easily been keyed out in a film editing program.
Do you notice how they filmed all of this over a smooth, solid-colored pavement? Easier to key out. And in some of the shots, it's dark enough where there are barely any shadows of anything.
If you visit the HUVr website, they even go as far to try and include an app that links the HUVr board with all of your favorite social media sites. This is most likely also fake.
They even try to say that this was designed by MIT graduates of the physics program with technology more advanced than a modern satellite!
This is what the site says:
What began as a summer project in 2010 at the MIT Physics Graduate Program has evolved into one of the most exciting independent products to be developed out of MIT since the high-powered lithium-ion batteries developed by Yet-Ming Chiang in 2001. Our team consists of materials science, electricity & magnetism experts who've solved an important part of one of science's mysteries: the key to antigravity.
The HUVr Board team ultimately aims to improve the efficiency, speed and sustainability of mass transportation. Yet rather than spend several more years closed off from the world while investing in research and development, the team and our world-class investors have worked to change the economics R&D by marketing this exciting consumer product in order to fund ongoing R&D.
And at the top of the site is this image.
What is the destination time for? Most likely, they want people to assume this is when the HUVr board will be released, but it's probably the reveal for something completely different.
My guess is that this whole thing is some sort of clever viral marketing strategy for something that could possibly be Tony Hawk's upcoming mobile game, or even an announcement for a new Back to the Future film.
What do you guys think? Comment below!