Mercen-X wrote: our development of technology is at a snail's pace.
Some films use interesting depictions like holo-technology allowing people to interface with something that has no physical presence (like on Iron Man 2), and while that's neat, it's still a long way off. Movies that depict the future are, however, different from movies that time travel to the future.
Some have said that Back to the Future overestimated our development capabilities with products such as blender-sized fusion reactors, flying cars, hoverboards, holo-ads, etc. but if you consider that Doc Brown already managed to build a time machine into a Delorian, why wouldn't he be able to help society build all of those other things.
Sentios wrote:On the topic of flying cars, this is directly related to the above as well as the fact that humans still get into accidents on flat surfaces... and almost always because of driver error.
EagleMan wrote:I only asked since going from what we have today to Iron Man like tech of inertial absorption in the next 10 years would be an incredible technological leap. Tony goes from like 60-0 in half a second in some fights and doesn't even get hurt physically, he just bounces a few times and gets up no problem. That's pretty amazing. No airbags. I'm not sure such a thing is even possible. If it is it certainly isn't coming in the next 10 years, unless the military has been developing it in secret. This whole thing is probably one of the biggest reasons an Iron Man suit is very impractical in reality, because you'll just be banging around on the inside against a flying speedy hunk of metal.
Could you imagine if football players wore powered suits?Sentios wrote:powered exoskeletons are all ready being developed for military and civilian usage
Whatis6times9 wrote:The problem for concussions in football is that as many of the concussions are from whiplash as it is direct head shots. And there's no way in a sport like football that you could immobilize players necks to prevent those injuries.
Whatis6times9 wrote:I think we've grown up in a generation where we haven't had a giant breakthrough or even worse we seem to be back sliding on certain ideas(space exploration).
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