"A 3D fire flickered in the central hearth, surrounded by hovering maglev furniture."
A Japanese maglev train in use
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeA Japanese maglev train in use - Credit: Salim Virji, flickr

Maglev is short for magnetic levitation, which can be used to suspend objects midair. It has been used successfully in the operation of faster, quieter and more efficient forms of transport. The JR-maglev train in Yamanishi, Japan reached speeds of up to 581km per hour.