This week’s list of top viral videos features a vision from the past.
Lexus’ “Slide” is a 37-second tease of a long-dreamed-about technology: the hoverboard. Fittingly enough, we’re now about four months shy of the date Marty McFly first skates the air
on a hoverboard in Back to the Future Part II
. According to WIRED
magazine, Lexus’ prototype makes use of magnetism, a superconductor and liquid nitrogen to launch the rider inches above the ground. The board will not be sold in stores.
“Slide” tops our list with 6,950,605 views.
Also new this week is Toyota’s “Fueled by Everything,” ranked seventh by Visible Measures with 736,652 views, and Porsche’s “The Biggest Dream,” ranked eighth with 734,583 views.