|03-07-2009, 02:01 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Richmond, Virginia
I thought it was interesting that a number of the technologies people have been complaining about in the upcoming Joe movie were featured on the History Channel's Modern Marvels, episode "Super Human".
The technologies featured included (among others):
- Strength and stamina enhancing exoskeleton's being developed for the military. Early models currently in development attach around the user and are controlled by normal movements, enhance strength. User was able to lift an additional 200 lbs nearly effortlessly and quickly, walk, run, climb. Prototype for future concept of developed exosuit looks remarkably familiar.
- Nano technology for uses including strength enhancement through nano technological "muscles"and extremely strong tiny fibers to be applied in "supersuits" (that's a direct quote from the show).
Ironic, don't you think?
|03-07-2009, 03:15 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Over the rainbow where your mom is at son
It makes sense to see that stuff utilized by the joes in the movie. It does take place in the future after all, and 10 years from now, with the rate of advancement in technology growing faster each year, I wouldn't be surprised if the military was using the very same stuff, if not more advanced.
|03-07-2009, 03:41 AM||#3|
So much drama 'n the LBCs
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
I'm still waiting on my jetpack first. We were supposed to have them by 1993, I believe.
I saw something similar, but the exosuits looked more like the thing Ripley used in Alien, or Exo-Squad, but I feel like them getting them to actually fit into the most skin-hugging prototype suits shown will take some time... A good deal farther down the road than what a lot of people seem to be projecting.
But what do I know.
|03-09-2009, 12:11 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Closest workable jetpack I've seen is the one that Swiss guy flew across the English channel with, but that was more like a CLAW than a JUMP pack. The issue is and will likely alwas be fuel vs weight. Until we get that "reactor" technology that Iron Man used, they will always have a very short fuel duration or they will be more cumbersome than functional, like the one they introduced last year at Osh Kosh.
I was actually pretty impressed with how far along the supersuit technology is. I didn't realize they had a working prototype that you could actually strap on and use functionally. Streamlining it will take some time, but if they can incorporate the ultra strong nano fabric to high strength/lightweight structural members, it's really not that far out there over the horizon.
|03-09-2009, 12:23 PM||#5|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hisstank Wrestling Federation!
The plossibility of the technology isn't the source of my criticism. The fact that it sounds and I'm sure will look stupid is my issue. Maybe they could have had a fast paced roller skating scene instead.
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