If you grab the assistance of a couple famous names, some good film editing and a fun idea, you’ll probably get enough desperate people to believe you. The Huvr is a perfect example of an elaborate viral prank. I shudder to think how many individuals fell for this one, even if it was well filmed and executed. Here is the original YouTube video.
Now if you somehow still believe this, let me throw knowledge your way. First, we have their website. If you read the disclaimer and legal terms, you quickly understand how much goes into saying “We aren’t responsible for anything whatsoever,” which obviously resembles other prank sites in the past.
Second, we have the “Lead Engineer“. Quite the talented fellow, with a rich career in theatre AND cold fusion.
Third, “In the BELIEF video, at the 3:28 mark, they forgot to digitally remove the shadow on the booth from the rig that’s holding the rider up.” – mastaxn
Now, if for some reason, both of those don’t sway you towards the obvious truth, just think about it. Really sit down, and think about it. What kind of power source would this need? Why not use the hover application to more important concepts such as hospital stretchers, or military equipment, where the real money is? It’s so fake, it hurts.
While the prank was interesting and extremely well filmed, this one’s just too obvious, Doc.