There’s no doubt about it – the human race will forever have a fixation on anything superhero-related. Superheroes may take on different faces and have different powers depending on the culture and era, but the concepts remain the same. I suppose that it’s one of the not-so-basic human needs: to have these mythical creatures to look up to. Whether it’s escapism or idealism at work, I don’t really know.
But did you know that ideas from superhero stories have found their way to real life? I’m not talking about Kick Ass (although that’s still not real life, I know), but I just saw this infographic from Visually which showcases real-life technology based on superhero stories, and I think you’ll appreciate it too.
First it gives a quick rundown of the highlights of each superhero on the list, which includes Captain America, Superman, Green Lantern, The Incredible Hulk, Batman, Green Arrow, Iron Man, and Wonder Woman, among others.
Then it talks about parkour, which I totally don’t get. I mean, people who engage in parkour do amazing physical things, but I still don’t get it personally. Or maybe I’m just too soft for that kind of thing. The bottom line, though, is this: Parkour requires strength that can build a superhero body. According to the infographic, that is. So, if you know anyone who does parkour, watch out. They may just be the first real superhero.
The infographic goes on to describe really cool technology, which you may not believe to exist in the real world. From clothing that makes you heal fast like Wolverine to lightweight tanks similar to the Batmobile to Iron Man like exoskeletons – there is some pretty amazing stuff to be found here, so take a little time to sit back and relax on a Friday (like you need any egging on to do that).
Infographic courtesy of the Dialtosave Calling Team