Is that…is that the Green Goblin?
Oh nothing – just a dude flying around NYC… https://t.co/qJp2mKgV8R
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 21, 2021
New Yorkers were floored upon the sight of a man casually zig-zagging through the city…on what appears to be a giant, eight-rotor drone, cruising a solid ten feet above the ground. This is not unlike Willem Dafoe’s character in Sam Raimi’s 2002 superhero film, Spider-Man in which he played the green, evil villain.
3 May 2002 (USA) pic.twitter.com/OT6e6n3tnM
— Blockbuster Plus (@BlockbusterPlus) June 21, 2021
Dane DeHaan also had a taste of playing the same villain, zooming around on a hovercraft of his own in a deranged, maniacal state.
While the invention is impressive and could potentially change the transportation industry, a Twitter user voiced his concern regarding the sound of the mini-vehicle.
Next time you wonder why it’s 2021 and we don’t have flying cars yet, imagine what the skies would sound like with thousands of those lawnmower-mobiles buzzing around.
— Scott Seymour (@Seymour_from_GP) June 21, 2021
This was countered by another user, who claimed that the hoverboard seen is only a prototype and such inventions will be further improved.
but this is a prototype. the next thing is to make it quieter. think about how quiet fans have gotten just over the past 20 years. it’s a little bit amazing.
— h͎i͎g͎u͎n͎ + w͎a͎h͎íy͎e͎ (@blackgirldating) June 21, 2021
And regarding the identity of the mystery man in the video? A Twitterian identified him as Hunter Kowald, a hoverboard aircraft developer.
— ?LizardKing? (@ILizardKing0_0) June 21, 2021
According to his LinkedIn page, Kowald is an engineer specializing in research and development, complex problem solving, mechanical/electrical 3D design, theoretical mathematics as well product development. Here’s another look at the Kowald in action from another video!
I wonder if it’s the same person? pic.twitter.com/saYZWs2HD3
— ? ❥ (@doseofcurves) June 21, 2021
Imagine if his hovercrafts are released to the market as an alternative to cars — we will surely be able to beat the menace of morning traffic!
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We can’t wait to see what Kowald cooks up next!
*Cover image via IG @molivefreeordie