If it self-balances on two wheels (or even just on one), journalists want to call it a “Segway.”
Even if it isn’t a genuine Segway Personal Transporter (PT), or actually manufactured by Segway, Inc. This being the case, maybe all that there is left to do is dance on ‘hoverboards’ to Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?”
Ironically, Bieber is a long-time fan of real Segway PTs.
Perhaps the world has now arrived at the tipping point we predicted in our article from 2011?
In any case, when it comes to videos we prefer this awesome one-take video of Victoria, Justice and Max set to a medley of Justin Timberlake songs.
Genuine Segway PTs have featured in many music videos. For example, Avril Lavigne’s madcap ‘Rock n Roll’ from 2013 has Billy Zane shooting skywards on a rocket-powered Segway PT along with a hybrid Bear-Shark monster, and Avil kissing Dancia McKeller.
Weird Al Yankovic had his biggest hit single a decade ago riding a Segway PT in ‘White and Nerdy.’ Segway New Zealand provided a red Segway PT for use on stage during Al’s last concert tour here (and he signed our fender).
We also provided the fleet of PTs that featured in local Hip Hop artist Ethical’s ‘On My Throne’ music video, shot on Auckland’s North Shore (masquerading as LA).