A father and his 26-year-old son, Xu Furong and Xu Tiehong, have invented a jetpack in China. Of course they have, because that’s just how the Chinese do. This tandem-operated contraption uses basic Newtonian principles (action-reaction) to blast a human being 30 meters into the air and suspend him there, as shown off on Monday at Haining, Zhejiang province. This video marks the first time the public has seen the Xus show off their invention, and the guy on the jetpack has already been dubbed “fly man.”
Couple this latest anti-gravity device with this ski-board and we come a little closer to realizing the dream of the hoverboard. As has been well documented: we have three years to fulfill the Back to the Future prophesy. Chop chop, people. Youku video for those in China after the jump.