Hover boards have been in existence for a long time, so why are we still walking the walk the old fashioned way. Aren’t shoes designed and built to last a lifetime? Why are the soles still touching the ground and creating wear and tear? Aren’t we supposed to be floating around without ever making contact with the pavement? Why are Hover-boards as the name suggests, still not hovering at all? What are we missing here? Is it because we do not have the technology yet to put into motion? Or is it that we are unwilling to change our current state of mind and our current lifestyle? Change is always hard, especially when we are close minded. We need to be open minded to embrace something new that comes into our lives that can help our future lives much better than the current one. Bur some do not like change for fear of failure. But unless we face failure we can never master success. At some point we will need to put our feet forward and jump right in in order to swim. The other option is to sit on the sidelines as spectators. This will lead to tons of missed opportunities over a life time.
Our shoes are filled with air to pump it up to give us a snug fit. On the other hand they are designed to have air suspensions. None of them have been designed to hover inches above the surface of land YET. What is holding up this innovation? To put forth this idea, all we need is a compact battery pack, a compact energy efficient motor to provide thrust and one with a propulsion system. This might help us move slowly but surely with no effort on our part at all. This may serve to satisfy the applications in many scenarios that may play out in our lives such as rapid rescue on land, on water, helping the elderly, the sick and in search and rescue missions. With no friction under our feet we may save valuable time when we need it the most. Today carbon fiber is used in many applications such as in the body of race cars, Plane bodies, bikes and tennis rackets. This makes them much lighter, stronger, rigid, stable and fast. This saves on the cost in designing propulsion systems and in the body itself, which in turn gives us the best results in the field. The Invention of the wheel has helped us move Fast. But there is a negative aspect to it. We have been burning fossil fuels to move people and things to far away lands. This pollutes our environment in unseen ways. Moreover, the friction causes us to lose more money in purchasing fuel. Since fossil fuels are artificially marked and set its price to be to be so low that it is much cheaper than a Gallon of milk. So we are using it so freely and indiscriminately just like water and with no regard to our health or for the health of the Planet. The water strider for example -They stay afloat thanks to their small weight and the surface tension of water acting like a skin. We can learn a lot from nature. To do this we must understand it first. Once we understand its inner workings, we need to do our own experiments by starting to think for ourselves. At some point we may get the answer to our innovative side and the answers to what we are looking for.
Next comes the design of vehicles that are being used for transportation. Air is also a medium through which we must pass in order to propel ourselves forward. To do this our body and the suit we wear must be streamlined. Today we are seeing the faces of all buses and trucks – FLAT, they are flat faced. This increases the drag coefficient thus drastically reducing fuel economy. So what do we need to do? It is as simple as streamlining all designs before they hit market. In case of Hovering shoes, we will need to design our suits and shoes to be streamlined like a shark cutting through water effortlessly. The efficiency rate should be close to 99 % for it to be considered trustworthy or in this case roadworthy. As Humans, our mind is able to do anything that it thinks and nothing is impossible. All that we need is to start dreaming and taking that first step. The rest will remain on the history books for future generations to learn from.
Out feet have been taking the full force of nature by stepping on sharp stones, the prick of thorns, stepping on dirt, weathering the hot deserts and facing the the ice cold glaciers. These had gone on for centuries before us by our ancestors. Today we were smart enough to protect our feet from the elements. But we are not smart enough yet to start floating freely in our own smart shoes that can carry us away to places with ease and comfort, all without ever touching the ground.