A video featuring celebrities riding a hoverboard just like in 'Back to the Future' may be an elaborate marketing stunt.
Most of us remember the hoverboard scene from the 1989 film 'Back to the Future 2.'
While the technology to create such a device was nonexistent when the film was released, many have been waiting and dreaming for the day when they can purchase their own hoverboard and float above the streets and sidewalks.
Despite viral buzz from a company calling itself "HUVrTech," it looks like that day may still be well into the future.
The video popped up on YouTube on March 3 and already has more than 3 million views. It begins with Christopher Lloyd, who played Doctor Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future series, pulling up to a parking lot in a Delorean.
"At the time, as much as we wanted hoverboards to be real, of course it was an impossibility," Lloyd says. "But I'm proud to announce that thanks to the clever folks with HUVrTech, the technology has caught up to the concept."
But numerous reports claim the video is a hoax, meaning that you won't be able to buy a working hoverboard at your local retailer anytime soon.
The legal terms section of www.huvrtech.com states that "The inclusion of any products or services on this website at a particular time does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available at any time."
It also reads "Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates are responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any other website."
What do you think? Is this just an elaborate hoax or will we all be floating to work and daily errands soon enough?
Regardless if the product is fake, the website includes a countdown to December 2014, so something is likely taking place then.