Films and books dream big – what was once just imaginings on the page or screen can become everyday technology. Being open to ideas could be the next start-up goldmine. Here we look at coolest gadgets in film.
Weaponised flying armour – Iron Man (2008)
The paradox in robot power is that the on-board energy needed to fly makes the system heavier, which adds to the energy required for flight, so getting it off the ground will be the trickiest challenge.
But whatever company solves it stands to make squillions in military contracts.
Likelihood: Ultralight materials will make flight more likely than iron, but make it more vulnerable to villain attack.
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