Now, at this point it's worth mentioning that the "hoverboard" Wiz was, well, whizzing around LAX on isn't the Marty McFly vision of the future brought to us in BTTF II; it's more like a small-scale Segway with no handlebars, which sells under many different brand names (like IO Hawk, Future Foot, and our personal favorite, Phunkeeduck). Presumably, though, this board doesn't work on water either, so there's that.
What's more, Khalifa isn't the only one using these things: everyone from Justin Bieber to Nicki Minaj has been seen riding them -- in fact, as The Verge reports, Soulja Boy (he of "tell 'em" fame) sells his own variety of "Souljaboards" for $1,500 a pop. So, while it may be true that everyone will be riding mini-Segways in six months, let's all agree on a basic truth: if it needs wheels, it ain't a hoverboard.
Gianni Jaccoma is a staff writer for Thrillist, and he’s still waiting for legit hoverboards to arrive. Follow his technophilic tweets @gjaccoma, and send your news tips to email@example.com