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The Daily WOW: The Hovercar is Not Real Yet, But…

The Daily Catch - published on 04/19/16

Okay, we admit it, when we first saw this video, our jaws dropped:

Once we resettled our mandibles we said, “it’s gotta be a hoax,” and snooped around the ‘net.

First stop: SNOPES, who said, “well…actually…half-a-hoax.

The levitating car shown in the video clip displayed above currently exists only as a concept that was given form for display at an automobile show in China; a working model of the vehicle as shown in the video does not exist. A second clip makes it clear that the original video was the product of the filmmaker’s art (and some digital trickery) created to surprise the originator of the concept by seemingly bringing her idea to life:

So…why are we giving a big fat WOW out there, for a car idea that is only conceptual?

Well, because it’s an awesome concept, but actually the WOW is for the creative filmmaking and digital technology that can make this seem so real. True, there is something a little terrifying about how the lines between what is real and what is not real are being so thoroughly blurred. Robin Williams once mused, “Reality, what a concept!”

There are marvels all around us, but perhaps more than ever that’s why we need to remember that Christ Jesus’ Incarnation, Death and Resurrection is the ultimate and constant reality, and the greatest Daily WOW we can encounter. Amen?

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