Are Superpowers Real? Yes. Yes They Are.

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Are Superpowers Real? Yes. Yes They Are.

Growing up I was always enthralled with superheroes. I didn’t play favorites either, I genuinely loved all of them from Superman to Spiderman. When I was a kid I used to leap tall buildings in a single bound. (Ok, so it was me on a trampoline and red shirt fashioned to look like a cape, but you get the picture.) However, I will say I never fully appreciated the awesomeness that is Batman until I grew up, and the Christian Bale movies. This is probably thanks to some disastrously bad Batman movies. (I’m looking at you George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger.) But as I have entered the totally overrated adult stage of my life, I have had to stifle my imaginary superhero scenarios.

Recently, I read an awesome article on CNN that cried out to my childhood dreams of being a superhero. The article details 12 technologies that make superpowers a reality. So, as an adult working in tech transfer, I may not be able to have actual superpowers, but I can help these technologies reach the market. Who knows maybe the next of people will say, “It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s just Steve flying to work.”

Check out the 12 superpowers that are possible today in the slider below.

 

 

 
 

Growing up I was always enthralled with superheroes. I didn’t play favorites either, I genuinely loved all of them from Superman to Spiderman. When I was a kid I used to leap tall buildings in a single bound. (Ok, so it was me on a trampoline and red shirt fashioned to look like a cape, but you get the picture.) However, I will say I never fully appreciated the awesomeness that is Batman until I grew up, and the Christian Bale movies. This is probably thanks to some disastrously bad Batman movies. (I’m looking at you George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger.) But as I have entered the totally overrated adult stage of my life, I have had to stifle my imaginary superhero scenarios.

Recently, I read an awesome article on CNN that cried out to my childhood dreams of being a superhero. The article details 12 technologies that make superpowers a reality. So, as an adult working in tech transfer, I may not be able to have actual superpowers, but I can help these technologies reach the market. Who knows maybe the next of people will say, “It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s just Steve flying to work.”

Check out the 12 superpowers that are possible today in the slider below.

 

 

 
 

About the Author

Ben Bickerstaff

Ben Bickerstaff is a Licensing Associate at the Office for Technology Transfer. He received an MBA and Master's of Civil Engineering from The University of Alabama.