Let’s talk about some Iron man tech.
You see the guy flying using a jetpack in the above image? He is Richard Browning. He is the founder of Gravity Industries which is an incredible innovation in the realm of human flight.
Here’s an interesting TED Talk he did in 2017 talking about his idea and the struggles ot building it.
Interestingly, Gravity Industries has a Guinness World Record for the fastest flight in a body-controlled jet suit in November 2019 at 135kmph.
For years, people have dreamed of having the ability to fly like birds and now that dream is closer to being a reality thanks to this company.
This revolutionary device has been described as an ‘Iron Man’-style propulsion system, and could be a game changer for air travel.
How will it help the medical care
Imagine making the Emergency Medical Aid possible to reach at places where an aircraft can’t. Here’s a demo the gravity industries did to showcase how their device can be used in such situations.
In the description of their video, they mentioned that it took them just 3 minute and 30 seconds to reach where an aircraft would have taken 70 minutes because of the preparations and the speed and elevation it would require.
“We proved you can scale a Lake District Mountain (3100ft Helveylln) in 3mins 30 seconds, despite very poor visibility that would have grounded a HEMS Helicopter. The Mountain Rescue foot response is over 70 minutes typically. The route was 1.2 miles and 2200ft of height gain.”
Or ditching the heavy traffic to reach your workplace?
Transportation across long distances in relatively short amounts of time would be possible and affordable.
Explorers would also benefit from it greatly
Moreover, Gravity Industries’ jetpack could open up new worlds of exploration; allowing adventurers to explore remote areas they wouldn’t otherwise be able to access without expensive transportation methods such as helicopters or planes.
What do you think of this tech? Would you want one?
How much does a Gravity Jet Suit Cost?
As per the official website of Gravity industries, it costs approximately $400,000 excluding taxes. Futuristic tech like these will be expensive and the price might go down once it goes mainstream, which is still a few years ahead.
Tech like this, which actually exists, comes at par with the imaginary tech like the Drone weaponry or the AI Robots going rouge.