The Superpowers We’re Closest to Achieving | Unveiled

The Superpowers We’re Closest to Achieving | Unveiled

Which superpowers are we closest to achieving? Mankind has always been fascinated by the concept of the Superhuman. From the great classical heroes like Hercules or Achilles to the pages of contemporary comic books, These famous fighters all possess traits and abilities we couldn’t ever actually achieve – or could we? Are you a fiend for facts? Are you constantly curious then why not subscribe to Unveiled for more clips like this one, and ring the bell for more fascinating content? People have been working hard for hundreds of years trying to become like the heroes we celebrate. And, finally, modern science seems to be on its way to making at least some of their abilities a reality While many superpowers as we know them today don’t work at all according to our laws of physics, like the Flash’s super speed and Superman’s Flight, others have more of a grounding in reality, like Iron Man. But, are these realistic heroes really attainable at all? And what lengths would we have to go to to even recreate a fraction of the power seen in fiction? One superpower We’ve arguably had for over a century is the power of flight. Mankind has always envied birds and dreamed of one day taking to the skies ourselves. A dream That was finally realized when the Wright brothers successfully invented the airplane at the beginning of the 20th century. But people still take planes and helicopters for granted and crave the sense of freedom birds Enjoy – always wanting to create a superior form of flight. Although the tragedy of Icarus and Daedalus and their mechanical wings warns us against this. While, in a similar vein, many adrenaline junkies use wingsuits in their stunts, the jet pack has become the ultimate symbol of flight in the Future. Jet packs aren’t as far away as you might think, however, and one pioneer named Yves Rossy claims to have crossed mountains and oceans with his technology, achieving one of humanity’s loftiest goals. Flight certainly isn’t the most controversial superpower people want to adopt from science fiction, however. That award goes to x-ray vision. While an x-ray is technically a way to see somebody’s skeleton, the term in this Context is mostly applied to the power of seeing through somebody’s clothes, to their naked body underneath. Perhaps worryingly the technology enabling this extreme kind of voyeurism does exist and was implemented briefly in some airports Until people rightly complained it was too much of a violation of privacy in the name of security. A professor at MIT named Deena Kitabi has a different approach to x-ray vision, though, and has invented a device She calls Wi-Vi – which allows movement to be detected through walls, which would be indispensable for crisis response and emergency services teams. While x-ray vision is pretty much scraping the bottom of the superpower barrel, invisibility certainly isn’t. While it carries even more extreme concerns about privacy – not helped by a large number of people who say they’d immediately use it to spy Scientists have made huge leaps forward developing the technology to disappear from view. The closest we have to a Harry Potter-esque Invisibility Cloak is a suit designed by Japanese scientist Susumu Tachi, who created a coat which projects everything happening behind the wearer Through the use of a small camera on the back. It’s only possible because it’s made retro reflective, which allows 3d projections and sounds like something straight out of a comic book. In Singapore, some Chinese scientists have made another device using screens which allowed a kitten and a fish to be miraculously vanished, though It only works from certain angles. Finally, researchers at the University of Birmingham have successfully made a paper clip Undetectable to the human eye by refracting light around it, using the properties of a futuristic crystal called calcite. There are currently a lot of drawbacks to all of these techniques However namely that they rely on very specific conditions and perspectives to actually work. Telekinesis is a superpower, which is sometimes overlooked, though when at its height It’s one of the most potentially devastating and dangerous abilities out there. While it could be deadly, developing telekinesis would be a godsend for many people who struggle to do things by themselves. People who are paralyzed or have muscular Diseases for instance. The power to move something solely with one’s mind would liberate those who previously had to rely on cumbersome technology and carers, which is why a company in Massachusetts is developing the tech. Their version of Telekinesis is called the brain gate neural interface system. It uses a device surgically implanted into the brains motor cortex, detecting signals which would ordinarily tell someone’s body to move, and translating them into code which will control a machine or machines. If controlling objects with your mind just isn’t flashy enough for you, however, there are also some suggestions that controlling the weather might soon be viable. Scientists in China have used the technique called cloud seeding to control the amount of rain, even using it during the 2008 Beijing Olympics to ensure dry weather. Supervillains, like Weather Wizard might not be the most threatening comic figures but there’s almost unlimited potential and being able to control the planet’s climate. It could put an end to both droughts and rainfall, as well as dangerous heat waves, and taken to its extreme Could even reverse the negative impact of climate change. Technology in this sense can only take things so far however In most superhero media the things which make somebody truly heroic lie within – their genetics, that is. This is the entire premise of the X-Men, after all, who all possess the mutant gene which gives them extraordinary abilities. While controversial, genetic experimentation has already been proven successful in plants and animals using a gene editing tool known as CRISPR, which can meticulously alter a living entity’s genetic makeup and the genes it possesses. It’s even been used in human embryos to study how they develop in an effort to learn about miscarriages and infertility, among other things We could potentially use this technique to give ourselves the same genetic alterations that make Wolverine heal, as well as making ourselves resistant to all kinds of diseases. Finally, perhaps the most attainable of all is the standard super suit – using gadgets to give oneself superior abilities like Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark Exoskeletons used to help people with mobility problems Or aid in heavy lifting and intensive labor have existed for a long time. And, one of the most well known is the HAL, which stands for Hybrid Assisted Limb. This powered exoskeleton allows a person to lift something 5 times heavier than they would normally be able to. Combined with one of the jetpacks we saw earlier, you really could become Iron Man. Batman also doesn’t have any powers nor a fully fledged exoskeleton But his Bat Suit certainly isn’t without its perks. Using a new alloy called graphene, we could create a skin-tight superhero costume straight out of the Golden Age of comics – with the added bonus of it being completely bulletproof. Graphene is created by stripping down carbon until it’s only one molecule thick Making it lighter than air and almost invisible while being stronger than diamond Which would essentially turn people into Colossus and has numerous applications for militaries and law enforcement When we compare the behavior of graphene thin films to that of other materials, for example Steel, on an equal weight basis Fein is 10 times better than steel at absorbing energy out of micro bullets Humanity is already the most advanced species on Earth, using tools, communicating and creating in ways other animals – even incredibly intelligent ones like dolphins or gorillas – simply can’t. Perhaps we already have enough abilities that give us an edge over the rest of the animal kingdom, Though a few more definitely wouldn’t go amiss. What do you think? Is there anything we missed? 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100 thoughts on “The Superpowers We’re Closest to Achieving | Unveiled

  1. We already have superpowers. I mean I can write this comment and within seconds everyone around the world can view it. You can hop on a plane go to sleep and wake up on the other side of the planet.

  2. The tragedy was only with Icarus. I mean losing your son or whoever is a tragedy, but ot the same one.

  3. About the thin bulletproof tho u need a 2nd layer to protect you from Inpact

    Still your vurnable by Melee Bombs and Bioweapons

  4. I actually have future sight on a crazy level haven’t told nobody but I can prove it. It’s scary to know what may be ahead. It’s even scarier to know what we are capable of

  5. Make something that is strong durable and dissolves like spidey web then give it to me

    I am the cummer im coming for you!

  6. Immortality would be nice, we are getting closer every day. We will print our body parts when we need them.

  7. Dont let this video fool you, ALL “superpowers” are very real. Logically, since “YOU” are connected to everything in some capacity. Its just like learning to walk.

  8. Me sees cover * : So yeah all I know so far is that this boy is wearing a fancy hat and is staring at a can.

  9. I had the power to teleport when I was like 4-5 y.o. whenever I sleep in the couch I wake up in our bed :p anyone else experience this paranormal?

  10. My superpowers:
    – finishing HW just after teacher enters the class
    – wasting an entire day playing pubg and studying a night before board exams

  11. I was born in the worst time cuz every thing has been explored and I’m gonna die before cool shit like superhuman people comeabout and exploring the universe really shitty

  12. Haha all these low tier superpowers compared to my self replicating nano warp drive UFOs and my higher dimensional quantum entangled self that controls them and my theory of everything that can simulate past present and future and my decision making retrocausal reverse consciousness that can alter the past

  13. Telekinesis can practice and master everyone btw and even advanced telekinesis like eleven is achieveable

  14. I have the ability of time travel but I do it slow

    Example: if i want to go to 10 years later it takes me 10 years to travel there

  15. TK don’t wrk like that it takes a lot of focus a damn dollar feels like an 60 pound weight 👁 but yea thanks for this

  16. Telekinesis is technically not impossible but it takes extreme practice and concentration to unlock and achieve

  17. Wright brothers weren't the first to fly or create a plane. They were the first publicized leading to credit being awarded to them.

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