Growing up, many children wish to be superheroes, perhaps due to the culture that we’ve been exposed to so much. Since the 1990s, superhero movies have been the new big thing, with Marvel and DC running rampant with their new cinema franchises.
Comics, television shows, and movies have long contributed to almost obsessive interest in superheroes, especially in kids. Are you one of those people who would watch the action and love play out in superhero tales and think about which power you would want?
While super strength and invisibility might be tempting, it was hard to deny how many people would want the power of flight. Some children might have been sad to realize that flight is just a fictional ability and could carry this thought into adulthood in an effort to find real ways to fly.
In the last few years, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. We have commercial solar-powered cars, pizza delivering drones, and plans to turn the moon into a space base. But why aren’t we seeing any iron man suits that can help us fly? Maybe it’s because you’re not looking closely.
If you did wish for any superpower like the power of flight, check these incredible inventions out. You could be surprised by what’s out there.
Those Christopher Nolan movies sent everybody into a frenzy. Next thing you know, every single person is a Batman fan. But to be Batman, you need to be more than just rich.
Some people might be waiting on Wayne Enterprises or DC to manufacture a commercial version of the Batmobile. Still, this robust golf cart is for you if you don’t want to drive over bridges or crash through walls. Hammacher Schlemmer & Company is selling this Batmobile Golfcart for $28,500 on their website.
Thalmic Lab’s Myro Armband
Thalmic Lab is a tech firm that created the Myro armband, derived from the Greek word for muscle. It detects muscle activity and allows you to manage your gadgets with gestures and motion. You may use gestures to control your computers and other devices using this technology, which practically simulates the power of mind control.
Are you bored of watching heroes incinerate things with vast amounts of fire? Are you done fantasizing and want the real deal? Look no further than the Pyro Fireshooter ($174).
It is a wrist-worn gadget that can store four fireballs’ worth of charge and is controlled by a remote held in the other hand. While this invention may seem like an accident with a hefty insurance charge waiting to happen, those who idolized the Human Torch may be glad to know the technology exists.
Being a superhero is a risky business, and so is the following invention on this list. But hey, if you wanted safe, you would’ve probably stuck to playing cards, right?
Jetpacks like the Rocketeer are still a way off, but Jetblades ($5,995) let you soar over any body of water for as long as you like (with the help of what looks like a fire hose attached to a jet ski). As with all of these inventions, the possibility for bodily harm seems high, so do follow all safety instructions while using caution and common sense.
Seek Thermal XR Camera
Yes, we know it’s not possible to have X-ray vision or Thermal vision like Superman. But guess what the next best alternative is? Your iPhone can detect heat signatures in pitch-black settings up to nearly 2,000 feet away with the Seek Thermal XR ($299). Then, according to Seek, use it to follow the game or check your campsite for dangerous creatures before turning in.
No superpowers? No problem.