Word on the street is that the military is looking to create a real iron man
Word on the street—the Wall Street Journal that is—is that the military is looking to join forces with Hollywood in order to develop a real-life functional iron man suit equipped with smart glasses, a motorized exoskeleton, and computers which will share real-time information about the battlefield. According to the article, “Hollywood is helping the military 3D print real life Iron Man suits” by Zach Sokol, this is just another example of the influence of Hollywood on technological development.
So, could it be true that the futuristic technology of popular films is really foreshadowing the future of technology? It certainly seems as though this may be the case. When you think about it though, it’s not all that surprising that people would want to have access to the same technology as their favorite characters in the movies. This could be linked to fandom and the desire of fans to immerse themselves in the plots of their favorite films, books, television shows, etc.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that such technology can be put to good use in reality as well as in the films. The example of the real world iron man suit is a perfect illustration of this as the military has found a purpose for the technology. Can you think of any Hollywood wearable technology that you could put to good use in your life or in the world as a whole? Let us know in the comments below!