Hoverballs Are Here to Bring Quidditch to Life

Motherboard- The ball games humans have been playing for centuries are designed around a few basic laws of physics: What goes up, comes down. We know about how fast a baseball flies through the air when it leaves the pitcher's hand, and we know it's going to fall back down to the ground if no one catches it. But what if there was a ball that could float through the air on its own terms? It'd force a rethink of the basic assumptions that govern our sports. It'd open the door for new sports.

That's what Jun Rekimoto expects to happen. He's the engineer who developed the Hoverball, a drone-powered flying ball that can float through the air at any speed in any direction, and even dodge players. Yes, Harry Potter fans, like a real-life snitch.

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