The humble bicycle has certainly come a long way since its invention nearly 200 years ago.
In a couple of centuries, we did away with wooden frames and comically over-sized front wheels. We even added breaks! Good work humanity.
But just people were still settling their disputes with duels and sea monsters were considered a legitimate seafaring hazard back when bikes were invented doesn't mean that there wasn't any time to make improvements to the world's most popular vehicle.
Behold, The Cyclotron: Bike of The Future.
Given the look of the bike, we don't think it's a coincidence that the word "Tron" ended up worming its way into the official name. Somewhere, a roomful of Disney lawyers are drafting a "Cease and Desist" notice.
Despite its resemblance to a bike from a popular sci-fi movie franchise (indeed, probably because of it) the Cyclotron's Kickstarter campaign has raised nearly three times its $56,000 goal.
But it didn't surpass the goal on its good looks alone. The Cyclotron boasts a number of innovative features that truly make it 'the future of cycling.'
"We made the Cyclotron the most versatile and technically advanced bike available today," says the Kickstarter page. The electronic, 18-speed gear box lets riders shift with the press of a button, and the power source for the night/day sensitive LEDs charges as you ride. It's also the first commercially available bike to feature spokeless, solid polymer tires.
There's even a mount for your smartphone so you can easily access the Cyclotron's app.
The accompanying app allows you to view your cycling stats, route, and even accident and emergency reports.
The utility slot in each wheel hub can accommodate a number of attachable peripherals.
Including additional seating for the family of the future...
and extra storage options like this collapsible basket.
It's hard to make a basket look a cool, but dang, that is one cool basket.
And, of course, the bike of the future is totally customizable.
The Cyclotron is due to ship in July of next year, so you've got plenty of time to scrape together the $1,750 retail price.
Until then, here's a gif of a bike-riding robot to further prove that yes, the future is now.