Avengers: Endgame is officially the most awaited movie of Hollywood.
The fourth movie of Avengers brings together a fictional fantasy story that is generations ahead of the rest of the world in terms of technology, but there is some clear connection between the concept of the Avengers: Endgame and real life tech inspired by it. From time to time, the Marvel Comic Universe has developed superheroes that have superpower because of technology. These futuristic technologies are more advanced than one can see in real life.
Here are the most exciting futuristic gadgets and technologies that were once used in the Avengers and are now adopted in real life :
1.Mark Zuckerberg’s Jarvis – Inspired by Iron Man’s AI Jarvis
In 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg built his very own artificial intelligence (AI) assistant inspired by JARVIS (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System) from the movie ‘Iron Man’.
In the film, Jarvis is a highly advanced computerized AI and constantly by Iron Man’s side — able to create, manage and control advance technology. Zuckerberg’s version of Jarvis isn’t nearly as advanced but can control his home, including lights, temperature, appliances, music, and security. It also learns tastes and patterns, new words and concepts.
The only thing is Zuckerberg’s assistant probably won’t merge with the Vision to become another one of the Avengers.
Real life Iron Man suit
One of the most fascinating technologies created by Marvel Comic Universe was Iron Man’s suit. Richard Browning, a British inventor and founder of Gravity Industries, was able to create a body controlled jet engine power suit called ‘Daedalus’. He even took a flight on 3 April 2019 outside Prague’s Zofin Palace to show off the suit to the public.
It will not be suprising if you see someone climb the wall surface just like Spiderman. A group of Stanford engineers were able to come up with something called the ‘gecko gloves’, making what Spiderman does a reality. The gecko gloves allow the wearer to stick to the wall and climb straight up.
As you might have guessed from the name, the gloves might encapsulate Spiderman’s abilities but the concept was inspired by the lizard like movements of the gecko.
5. Patrick’s Iron Man Gauntlet
Iron Man’s gauntlet — which is used to create a sonic blast in Captain America: Civil War — came to life when Patrick Priebe created his own arm mounted glove that mimicked Iron Man’s micro missile launching platform. However, he denied disclosing the details of his creation and said the technology is dangerous for others.
Spider Man’s Spider-Tracer/Ankle Monitors
Spider Man’s Spider-Tracer has been one of the most useful technologies used to track anyone. The device gave inspiration to Judge Jack love in New Mexico to develop electronic ankle monitors that can track alleged criminals. They were then introduced in New Mexico in 1983 and later adopted nationwide.
6. Thor’s Hammer
The concept of Thor’s Hammer, Mjolnir, was adopted by a military contractor called Applied Energetics. Mjolnir is one of the most powerful weapons shown in Avengers which can even strike a lightning bolt. The company has used a laser and beam system to create artificial lightning.
Moreover, the company is also experimenting on creating a lightning gun that can defuse bombs and stalls cars just by pointing light at them.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies’ — the company that is going to launch first hyperloop- announced that it’s hyperloop pods will be coated with a material called ‘Vibranium’. In the Avengers movie, vibranium is the most resilient and powerful metal on earth that can help in absorbing power.
8. Captain America’s Shield
The Captain American’s Shield is capable of absorbing, storing and redirecting energy from any blast or gunshot. In real life, scientists have created a damage tolerant glass that shows enhanced fracture toughness.
US Special Operations Command is working on introducing powered exoskeleton. The suit is inspired by Avenger’s billionaire genius Tony Stark’s in Marvel hit comic and film Iron Man.
In the movie Age of Ultron, Jeremy Renner uses the traditional yet hi-tech bow to fight the enemies. The Hawk Eye bow is now available in the market for just $600.