Superheroes are lucky enough to have talents. The rest of us have to get by with a foam baton and that weird jumpsuit thing you got on eBay. Or do we?
Take a look at this real life tech that could make your future superhero missions safer, speedier and 100% more badass.
1. Biometric underpants
The trend of wearing underwear as outerwear surely started among caped crusaders. Smartypants may look like standard undies, but they monitor the wearer’s body chemistry, alerting them to Kryptonite exposure (possibly). Smartypants were invented by Professor Joseph Wang. No, really.
2. A telepathic sidekick
Quit organising missions via Skype and BBM. Get a wireless communication device hooked directly up to your central nervous system. Professor Kevin Warwick and his wife both had an electrode arrays implanted so they could send pulses to each others’ brains. The technology is out there. Will you use it for good or evil?
3. An invisible car
Invisibility technology uses cameras to sense a vehicle’s surroundings, transmitting an image to thermal plates which change colour to mimic the environment. This tech may become commonplace in the military before too long, although it’s more suited to confusing machines than men (or supermen).
4. An electronic second skin
Thanks to epidermal electronics, you could soon be wearing your smartphone. Electronic tattoos are stick-on circuits that behave like their solid predecessors, but they can move freely with the skin. Your solar powered, custom-designed electronic tattoo could transmit information, monitor your brain waves or allow you to communicate long-distance.
5. Shoes that tie themselves
No self-respecting superhero could ever be caught with their pants down – or, indeed, their shoelaces undone. You can’t take to the skies with your laces unfastened. Eagle-eyed readers will spot that this prototype self-tying shoe is a DIY take on Marty McFly’s famous footwear – known as the Back To The Future’ shoe.
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This article was written by Oliver Archibald on behalf of adventure days and deals site, Wish.co.uk.