We have already told you some curious facts that you did not know about the highest grossing movie of the moment. And since its successful premiere, it has been appearing more and more curiosities. On this occasion, We will talk about 5 futuristic technologies presented in “Black Panther” that are close to becoming a reality.
In Black Panther: #1 The Maglev Train
The high-speed maglev train that was designed by Shuri runs through Wakanda’s famous vibranium mine. The metal transport is used for destabilize their vibranium armors.
Reality: Hyperloop One
Today working in “Hyperloop One”, the high-speed magnetic train proposed by Elon Musk. The Hyperloop ultra-high-speed transportation system was the brainchild of Tesla and Space X founder Elon Musk, who first introduced this futuristic means of transportation in 2013. The vehicle, in addition to covering long distances in a short time, aims to reduce the environmental impact.
Last week, SpaceX obtained a permit in Washington to begin excavations in Washington for the construction of the Hyperloop. The futuristic vehicle aims to cover long distances in a short time and reduce the environmental impact.
The technology is still in its infancy and permission to dig does not mean that it will be ready in the next few years.
In Black Panther: #2 Remote View Piloting
In the film, we can see shuri driving a car and CIA agent Everett Ross flying a plane, from a remote location. Thanks to the Kimoyo cord, they are able to manipulate the controls, like they’re in the driver’s seat.
Reality: VR Drones
VR drones are unmanned aerial vehicles with a camera that allow the user to put himself in the place of the drone and enjoy, from FPV goggles, from drone views in real time. It generates a visual sensation similar to flying.
Although the new VR platforms are one of the most innovative technologies, they are not as impressive as the technology shown in “Black Panther”.
In Black Panther: #3 Vibranium
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, vibranium is the strongest metal on earth. The fictional item that came from space is used to make weapons, vehicles, and other technology in Wakanda. It is also woven into the Black Panther suit.
Vibranium is almost impossible to imitateHowever, there is graphene, a material that holds the title of the strongest material ever tested.
James Kakalios described graphene as “10 times more bulletproof than steel” and virtually invisible, due to its unique atomic structure. The only drawback is that graphene is difficult to manufacture and is very scarce.
In Black Panther: #4 Holograms
Holograms are seen throughout the film. Shuri’s lab features some holographic displays and other characters use holograms instead of making phone calls, thanks to advanced technology in Wakanda from vibranium lying underground. Black Panther holograms look so real as if you were on FaceTime from your iPhone.
Today, the actual holograms are much less impressive than the ones in Wakanda. Microsoft has been notably involved in some flagship hologram products, such as “Holoportation,” which allows users to project a full-body image at a remote location.
Unfortunately, this technology takes decades to sell commercially, and you can’t even have it on bracelets and other devices.
In Black Panther: #5 The ability to absorb energy from blows
Both the purple suit and the gold suit they have the ability to absorb the energy of blows, bullets or explosionsand expel that energy when necessary.
Reality: Blue Design Limited
Blue Design Limited operates as an innovative impact protection solutions company. The company offers game changing technology used to produce footwear, workwear and other products, which would theoretically provide similar protection from direct impacts by absorbing and dissipating energy.
Companies patent things all the time, even if they never come to market. Meanwhile we are left to admire the ingenious designs of “Black Panther”.
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