The Japan Institute of Science and Technology recently took the already badassed science behind quantum levitation
, and applied it in the only logical fashion possible: they made a replica track and ships based on the Studio Liverpool, PlayStation-exclusive WipeOut
franchise, and raced those mofos.
Embedding's disabled for cblogs, so here's a link to the video
of them setting things up and letting them run. I'm sure there are plenty more practical applications of this technology, once it becomes practical to implement it on a larger scale, but let's be honest with ourselves. Racing hovercrafts capable of blowing the hell out of each other is important work
, and we as a society need to get busy making that a reality, post-haste.
According to series lore, we've either got five years or about twenty more years (going by Wip3Out or more recent series retconning, respectively) to make this happen. Get crackin', science folk.
LOOK WHO CAME: