Pragmatic 67: Iron Man

29 November, 2015


What if the superhero Iron Man was real? We look at some of his tech and assess how possible it is.

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Welcome to pragmatic practical application of technology by exploring ribald ideas are transformed into products and services can change our lives nothing is as simple as it seems pragmatic as part of the engineered network by the great shows with the today on your host John Geagea and today I'm joined by my guest host James Smith a domain good self girds bigger nights we can do something about different number pragmatic love and a Christmas episode which was a bit weird arm but yes I actually want talk about Ironman as in like you know the Ironman does anyone know not know who Ironman is I do think it I think at this point it to be really hard to escape the Ironman businessmen now to spend our blockbuster movies has been three movies and he appeared in both the two avengers movies the first event inventors to range of ultra so year is got around you when I could be getting rid of him until I think through 2020 because that the next couple of got our captain American Civil War where the Odyssey plays a massive part and then we got the the other two follow-up avenger films arm so yet he can be on our screens for at least a little while yet and that's a good thing because I'm only awesome are an IK I realise this is pragmatic is about real-world trade-offs and everything in silence levels and okay I because one estate upfront yes we know that Ironman is a cartoon character of sorts and isn't real and I can I get it and know that I can get but but but but out of all the superheroes I find him the most appealing is a superhero because some the technology that he uses is actually in within the realm of possible you he is a normal guy you know you smart sure but other than that a normal guy so I think about why the superheroes like that I was thinking the closest one baby Batman I guess you yet because he's just a normal writer and he's got this very unhealthy but obsession and is okay I guess so are you and so is technology hours again my time and his technology is what makes him a superhero and that's what's different and that's why I find them so appealing in diagnosis give me what I really could use 19 suit that is so cool but anyway arm cycle might be fun just look at some the stuff that Ironman has in this suit submitting onto the users and just look about the role of possible impossible or you know am I dreaming and I'm probing across some dreams I don't mean to but I can't help myself but I know you're here to stop me from crossing people's dreams occasioned in art maybe arcane quality have regarding arm anyway yet so bar where I am a US housing is wanting to swim at the event as though our thinking he's like a normal normal normal person our bikers he has been hit by gamma rays he hasn't been injected by some kind of mystery substance and zap with electricity or something arm he hasn't found some stupid magic ring or anything arm that does stuff you is like any other company another dimension realm or a alternative anything he's just like a guy and I was thinking on the event is actually distinctly Hawkeye and black widow are also both thoroughly normal so exactly but you call my parents yes okay they're part of a superhero team so kind of they are superheroes if you look at I love black widow Natasha Romanov is a character because you know him back story and just scale you answer displays the character so well I would I would kill to see a black widow film and wide marvels in making a black widow film I don't know but yes is just a great character and I think it can take the taken up to the superhero level beep by being so skilled and maybe Hawkeye takes it to the next level because he's got his fancy arm selector on his bow where he can kind of change the arrow tip and some are grappling rubber hooks some explosions and narco offer comment comment but I just for whatever reason I just don't find their their gadgets and okay his his arm his bow and arrows cool about me come on Ironman right total daily psycho slips without further ado am I just there's a few key elements I want talk about and I guess will start where the Ark reactor is yours W as a whole suit is powered by listening and is astonishingly little round circle thing the guys cycle but arm anyway so apparently according to the other films it generates only 8 GJ a second is quite a lot considering that arm in a locality with the power station was 11.44 gigawatts of electricity and it was a huge coal-fired power station so yet that gigajoules second Sam's gig was of course by ministers year I get a lot of power apparently but if not it's got palladium as its core they reckon the second move at a time I think they mentioned the palladium call that they meant they mentioned it in the in the first film because that is what he gets out of the are what is taking apart his missiles to make and he gets the palladium arm which if they don't note also used arm as a precious metal in you can buy palladium rings so no you might get yourself a white gold ring Mike itself palladium ring I was looking at one myself when I got married arm back what did you get the gold I work for what gold are inside I want to gold gold that's the gold, gold and answer another school arm and I think it's only at the end of the first film when he creates a new element which is used to do the Paoli honour notes that you visit the first film of the second film in a second Ironman movie yes right we get that amount you are mapping the was called dumb the world are tomorrow yeah the stark Ga expos like expert at any other map the expiry thing is like a element so I guess the thing about palladium is I thought okay let's talk about this briefly what so palladium it's a group 10 element the periodic table so arm nickel palladium platinum are all my God I hate this one dumb Stadium anyway whatever but the point is that the elements there in the same group have similar properties so it makes sense are you know that something like dumb Stadium could be a replacement for palladium are but the longest live half life of that isotope is about 10 seconds so it's like if you're looking at the table is getting heavier and heavier as a nickel palladium platinum and a stadium it's like that's actually arm a radioactive unstable isotopes like well okay so you make a new element it's gotta be something like palladium but more are like he has to make it so can a be super heavy element right so as you a lot like with neutrons and protons those like these magic numbers and the possible magic numbers of neutrons are first balcony clouds are so hundred 84 and some possible sort of numbers you like hundred and 1420 and 26 are and they give you a different stable series of isotopes so you can have our predicted elements that have never been synthesised before and they obey their predicting is possible that these could actually be stable if we could actually like smash the madams together and make enough of their stuff and I actually looked up the names of these anomalous struggle but honourable freedom anyway so maybe these are the elements that he created one of these so one of them is arm fluoro the 298 arm and they get really boring at this it's our unbilled under linear 304 and unbilled axiom under axiom 310 acre site because I recognise Ashley synthesised these are dead and the large Haddon colitis or cons of these ideas that you really do this but no guess maybe that's a little bit optimistic try to build a large hundred collider or something like it in your basement which is what he does in the second movie right and exactly as I that's a little bit optimistic Pap smear you how much power that would take and just think about the curvature of the track Tiny that that basement is the large Haddon colitis got diameter of blossoming circumference of 27 km will to be fair he has got a pretty big house and he did smash through some walls but I do know he might have a prospect that okays these got okay you did do the map and 27 km it works out as a diameter of 8.6 km or 5.4 miles) .4 mile diameter the bloodied big basement man disdain as big a noisy modernised it's Tony Stark yet enough that you're right it's totally possible so anyway arm got I tried this is a law of armed yes nevermind that so now let's just move away from the whole could make something to replace palladium okay probably not as basement property know enough power curvature probing not was to me I narrowed not no no no no no that's fine it's okay he still did it and it was of perfect save the triangle is when you synthesise an element of forms a geometric shape mirror he already had the geometric triangle and aims of the laser beam of light he aimed the been lucky twisted at prism you write it in and then started glowing and sick there's the new element you keep me honest asset you downright exactly that's what he did sorry, I want thinking I find good triangle glowing triangle anyway and taste like coconut apparently anyhow rightness see arm right yes so how's you could actually work and is really not clear because it's like things are like spontaneously fires up and then bling bling bling, like our fluorescent light bulb data fluoro and magic it just comes life and now Burswood Brighton has the power but awesome but you know what I got me thinking of is that got me thinking the perpetual motion machine will that's the whole idea behind it is that it's just gonna keep on going on and that's why arm in the in the original in the Ironman movie like that only excuse for building one at their factory it was kind of an experiment to please all the hippies to say okay were generating our electricity near but that amend the law of conservation of energy make that impossible because the are you got you can convert energy you can't yea you can converge my form finale can't whatever it's okay if fine damage on don't don't really explore sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry okay that's fine it's fine so here's the thing because these suits that the CEC like that and what lessen these and some real-world suits towards the end because now the suits are very cool and a lot of people been inspired by and some the bottom problem is that you need energy to drive the circus it has mass posits how Yates also: your own asked around so obviously it's gonna need energy for that and if it is tethered to an extension lead you not gonna fly very far as like a look at me I'm flying dammit court came out and Danny are robbing a practical or safe so anyway you gotta have a portable power source is gotta be a battery or some kind of being and I guess our creator sounds better the nuclear reactor and frankly I may do a nuclear reactor and outsized and put the nuclear anchor and adjust and see how long you live Robbie not that long standing up probably not the case I'm got much more add about the arc reactor so let's just say whimsically near I really wish that that was true nevermind although I do believe at some point will have a portable power source that is capable of that other capable of delivering amount of power for a period of time me I don't know if that's fuel cells with biker high energy density are lit rechargeable liquid or something you know but just year anyway what stabilises sure Dias because everyone wants to talk about what stabilises like okay first of all safaris we can tell there is no propellant right like a thruster have a propellant of some kind like a jet engine you burn fuel to create the open high velocity hot air out the back and is and so on my but there is no propellant this is all things to be driven by power from the arc reactor but if there is a propellant that can't be very much propellant so it got me thinking actually about an ion drive ever come across iron drives and space spacecraft are just more in science-fiction than anything real that eventually build them they actually have ion drive seriously but do you and they Yum they will do is they'll take small particles and I'll exhilarate them out back but that the thing and it creates trust going forward because that's you that's Newton's law every action has an equal and opposite reaction is the mangled version of a button is close enough that get the point across and go so that I'll drives real they work and so I thought okay let's assume is what stabilises a dislike are miniature I'll drives just like really refined technology and is gotta propellant you just can't it's hidden somewhere in my to be so cool so I thought what's the biggest ion drive ever made by the biggest ion drives ever made has a thruster generator thrust of 250 wait for it merely Newton's now merely Newton is probably not so much really are it's green space in your fighting gravity but on the ground the average Western person was a western I don't mean from Western Australia because they like just this their best old man hang on listeners in Western Australia I love you Western Australia in the mine arm is in Western culture we tend to be a little bit on the heavier side and we blame McDonald's and is sugar and high fructose concept and I am 80 kg roughly whatever it is and how the point is that you are at sea level that's about 800 N of force on the ground 800 N of force report you're pushing on the ground because gravity so large sign drive 250 merely Newton's scrubbing can lift 70 hairs on your head I would suggest proper not know now of Rhonda for you and I in there but I have to say that that the first scene was where Tony Stark is experimenting with flight in the first Ironman movie it's just it's so funny I a comedic break owners like he's only got the boots like okay maybe I need some thruster so I don't get shot up to the roof and then went on the car which realistically had to get up after that because it was a pretty big yeah I know I gotta muster her music in a hospital and a concussion media holy crap you but you is like Armani inside out like 10% of thrust in the way goes back because by 1% okay but you and dislike drifting and floating around in the garage and blowing everywhere there was pretty girl I'll the pub that is very good but some anyway so that's ion ion technology for okay well here's another cool idea I'm not that long ago someone came out the side comes idea available by calling EEM drive is here come across these electromagnetic drives no no it's are a relatively new insane idea are and the idea is that while if you go completely grey Cray is my provider I would say arm maybe they are like an RF resonant cavity thruster as the forename but the two, drives there's EEM drive and the can a drive arm and I shall of the can a drive because the Canada drive is actually arm the name of the drive is based on Scotty from Star Trek is in you canna you cannot change the laws of physics so I canna drive gather is the Arcana drive is the classroom is good and it is good is good so Star Trek fan was a physicist with a stuttering family name didn't answer yet am disposed to be a tongue-in-cheek name to the guys actually serious art and design it was designed there is designed to demonstrate that energy in an RF resonant cavity can actually create thrust which is theoretically not possible because you can't have an action and reaction because the magnetic field are lots of the RF radiation like amino Field is maxing about exert pressure because it's not actually moving matter so you can action reaction in theory and anyway so the summit was that year, works not until they were notably doesn't work in and there's like well I'd love to believe that that was actually possible but you know all the measurements and stopped on his drives it's like either measurement equipment can't measure it because it's so so subtle amount of force or that arm essentially though like that year lecturing at fields affecting the instruments sides giving like a false ring of pulling on the on the force gauges or something so they haven't independently primitive and possible so laws of physics has no anyway whatever song is benign message with no thrusters at this point I'm sorry, John won't know I'm sorry alright fine heads up displays yes we have them host or hazardous waste yes it's totally real thing you know this so awesome arm eye tracking is a real technology right arm so if I get you like our F-22 raptors and some not so sure the joint strike fighter's got something to them the budget and I anyway point is that arm that are totally real thing and every time I see a VR headset what's the latest one is the rage arm about the oculus or the new other Samsung via our year either of those but I was thinking and really originally the oculus but yet and only the problems with latency and the problems with arm like the difference is that of virtual reality has a try take you away into a completely different reality whereas a heads up displays really just an overlay over the top more like our Google glass yak exactly Google glass which is now in acres of all glass holes now so I said yes I love that name either so good is less like a such a glass I'll and is like our that's not technically an insult that I feel insulted so I'm gonna take it off surreptitiously now and wasn't wearing anything yummy because you got what look like a bit of a no and I think the the other one that I heard of recently which was really really cool arm was a single LED embedded inside or it was something like a melody was embedded inside a contact lens arm and it was I think it was for diabetics to notify them when logic was getting like you and dislike of this is in a perfect application because no one else's can see that and your skin again applicable notification maybe you should check this out quickly and remedy the situation so she really cool I had heard about than it was a while ago but I remember reading about it some sly love whether technology is going it not that long ago was difficult to get just a reading of bum your your heart rate using optical set of set of optical sensors but now they can write so it's not super accurate but are certainly a lot better than it's either that or we have wise mobile cuffs that pumped itself up on your arm of the battery and then lifted itself out slowly while listening for a pulse in your but yet so arm but you hazardous waste totally awesome arm and totally real thing of course whether or not there at the same level sophistication as the ones in Ironman this probably the stretch but honestly it the technology does exist so that is conical so they go pay some aliment suit and that is actually real all right there is more though I was thinking about Jarvis and then I think about Seery and then I sing about arm-I want this came into my head but I got written down gay Java sincerely certain imagery K ISS no not only not funny no because total totally to a joke book I know but that are fine writers but the point is that Java sincerely arguing with each other would I would pay to hear that someone should make that happen anyway I swear I've heard something like that where they pitted arm Cortona and Syria against each other and that is how you or it was to a eyes and made the messages talk back against each other for there was the arm the screaming application that would collect screen back-and-forth in the discount of progressively got worse your are so awesome but some years so I guess I guess the thing with Jarvis is that it's this two aspects right is the voice recognition bit arm is in understanding and comprehending but then there's the artificial intelligence aspect and I think anyone would argue that you are missing as I Seery for a while the voice recognition is getting better but certainly a lot better than our DragonDictate days now we have to train it was painful that I remember having to do that but yet so Lisa's got bad guy for a and insisted that Jarvis of course take the next level so arm maybe 20 3050 years Mabel had voice recognition technology that is accurate as well Jarvis apparently can do are becoming superficially Syria can do that now write it but the AIS because we just don't have an unethical Skynet is like any computer and we just don't know about all the boats possible but yet someone yet the reality is that Jarvis it's a full AI that can think for itself are can perform a whole heap of different actions like 11 runs his company most of most of the time were serious just is really just a whole heap of baked in kind of answers and responses in similar frames and at and questions are just analysing those and giving you back the standard answers yet exactly and Seery still got sass and actually sodas Jarvis me I'm about my favourite Jarvis lines is that dumb some might go I've also drafted up a safety briefing after you ignore languages but that feels dislike something Seery would say you know it's like saying I seriously got that that's okay don't you just destroying a little bit from the movies to the back to the comics arm in the in the comics itself with Ironman arm Tony Stucker to create a whole heap of different a eyes for different situations at one point he creates one I would call Pepper PE PPR and article it so that one is really quite funny so just while on the subject arm I have not read and this is where the comic loving audience turns off or throw stones at me or something I'm not a single Ironman comic but you on the other hand how many do you reckon you read are not a great deal I basically for comic no doubt that I'll understand this I dived into comics really arm after the after Marvel are rebranded to marvel now which is our mother's version of con of going back to number one in comic and and starting fresh with all the characters arm new back story is kind of realigning all the continuity between are all different arm comic series arm so that's work and I jumped into and before that I also read are the civil war storyline which was a really great piece of writing arm and you think of a couple of the different Ironman series I think you're superior I am Ironman arm incredible Ironman you can't have all the different names and iterations all man and a better relaunch again of my course I just why they keep doing as they write themselves into a corner and I have to start over and rewrite themselves in a different corner so what happens you kind of the latest the latest one is secret wars where arm all the different marvel universe as all the different arm, the ultimate universe and the regular units over the kind of the movie universe are is a separate arm multi-numbers each of the University can tell them apart and off the top my head I don't know what they are I should but are so I'm sorry I don't select the at the cinematic universe is actually numbered as a certain multi-verse arm and then the regular universe and the and the ultimate universe smashed together and cease our secret was all about okay all the different pieces of earth O'Connor been hobbled together and got different characters from under SMASHED together so that's why they're relaunching them all arm because some characters have died off parts of earth have died in other parts from other universes, it is all very complicated and which propagate a contract I think I was curious and I am sad I haven't have read any of the comics bossing now all the movies and arm you done a lot of reading up on nine on different exoskeletons and stuff which is conical you arm so I can effortlessly back on topic then because I I want talk about specific suit before I talk about actual real-world exoskeletons and please tell me it's the briefcase suit you what you want with E we can the if you want note I was one just can I disconnected the briefcase suit because my first introduction to Ironman was when I was a kid and it was the animated Ironman and he was always carrying his briefcase around with him and what he steps into it and then seeing that the movie but I think I know the suit you can talk about so you is that the mark 42 prehensile suit yes how did you know scuttlebutt are prehensile seats it's just so freaking cool all think about it if like the suit comes apart and you can call the suit to you as I coming into my hand and like how we can through the suit away you and and that called move like if the suits assembled itself in his honour and he can do this, funny karate chopping move across a dentist and collapsed on the floor you both just so cool anyway arm alright so that's the one FFP for not following which will talk about is the one in Ironman three and arm the blinder Pepper throws a so what you up to like Mark seven writer Mattingly looks at his wrist and it's like mark 42 is like yes, that EPA Sony hound mine aren't disorderly bits but also interventionist arm to that's the age of the angry Melodie younger metal dude air out on the ocean of their James spider basically who is such a brilliant voice for ultra just so good are so good I know but anyway so you could like when he goes to grab a sceptre it is holders amount is like coming as my hand and so the hand flies open and many some tribal for Tamra about party and it's no wonder Bihari is also the upper hand on and actually on that point so all of the parts of the suit right you've got hands/forearms is one bit arm shoulder and upper arms is another bit the head is in main party had the face are the new got the tour so the chest of the franchise of the back and then the feet and lower legs and all these bits sort of like come together in interconnect and it's all recall arm the exit assembles it assembles piece by piece and anyway so the problem of first problem is the arc reactor is still there is power the entire suit so how is a power the individual pieces were not connected and during Ironman three is likening some wise and is in a shed in Tennessee he has some wise connected to the pieces dislike charge that up yet which I kinda sorta guess these may be your batteries or something into those components so what is done in later films are in the in the first couple of films arm the suits actually powered directly by the are correct in his chest but in that in the later films he actually embeds an arc reactor insight each of his suits arm and and obviously his must have batteries in the in the separate sections all or even smaller arc reactors may be in each of the separate sections to their right or fair enough then go our estimate of how much power you would get in terms of that trust right because they're still not West or could possibly be as big as the arc reactor he's got the middle of his chest so site while but anyway okay so the little thrusters is gone the saving to fly around in the air to find his arm is obviously either heavy and overfly so they got little thrusters and that's that's okay I guess but I guess the problem I've got with the whole hand pull on the tribal for Tamra for example it's like well you can live in action reaction biophysics problem there because if you think about it all you really doing is you got your hand in a scene in a glove made of metal that is very heavy and you try to use that to give you extra strength they got these little thrusters on the thrusters are what give you that sort strength but if you're wearing a full suit you be leveraging all of that power is like how is it what if I was really seriously trying with all Hannah with Ironman I would have a whole suit on you know because I'd want to have all that leveraging power connected always read my feet as you know I know but the day is not worthy so as not to be able if they are fine but if it goes up and elevated so many elevators were the year this is either had at the end of the movie was so funny it was great love Justice slightly signalling have you seen the video of the guy who makes a real force hammer can only be picked up by him no know was that are so he he basically embedded a massive electromagnet into the hammer is a thumbprint scanner so and also a capacitive sensor on the handle so what he would do is to go out in public and it put the hammer down on like a manhole cover and he was AIP trip try pick it up and as soon as they grab the handle the car because they didn't have their the thumbprint and scan it would engage the electromagnets of the couldn't actually lifted up and the guy at the very end of the video he discovered comes over any kicks it off the manhole cover and picks it up the slack demo of it so call when people have, has outsourced total corn I had heard I must sue authoring and link the chance that sense critical so I guess the any other thing I want to say but it is obviously going the additional force that you can now be putting on that object whatever else you need to leverage it against like a physical connection to through the ground otherwise it is in a snappier only a leg off and it's the extra weight appendages knocking up is not a work but that's okay because it's Ironman anyway so it got me thinking Ironman suits may will be a ways off but what we got right now because there are actually suits not like fully covered suits like that only a but there were more like better describes an exoskeleton have you come across any of these new travels like seen around on them like the websites and staff for you seen them arm you know there are military applications there are applications for people are with limited mobility arm or who might be paralysed arm you can get's swans for steady cam operators would you are a more designed for the not so much powering the person that is giving them extra stability and extra strength are just to hold the heavy items you so I had a look and there is this three is one quickly talk about the nestlings regionalism show notes arm are two of them are made by our Lockheed Martin and the first one they call Fortis F OR TIS and it's an exoskeleton attaches to your waste your legs and arms and what it does is it sorta provides it's an unpowered are called like a lift assisting lift capacity assisting exoskeleton and it works by in a counterbalance account balance leveraging and in such new and it can make some that weighs about 16 kg in just £36 are essentially weightless and that's good for jobs like you doing sanding all corgis and cutting tools are very heavy now that's that's very handy but of course it is unpowered so don't worry about plugging into charges and of course and in arc reactor so arm which is Goodson said and exist and how arm so that was interesting one but if you want true true or true analog to an Ironman suit they also make one I mean they Lockheed Martin they are make one called the Hughley ULC H ULC arm and up to the mark two of that as a human universal load carrier for the stencil and I can handle 91 kg at start £200 load are carrying out for about 20 km are… 12 miles as at slow speeds so it can sustain a 12, an hour or seven mile-per-hour arm average walking speed and burst of up to 16 forms an hour or 10 miles an hour are running if if it needs to our notice this particular one you know that range they don't give you an operating time in the brochures or anything but have a look initiated some interesting design and it sort of got little strapped things that you can use to attach to the heavy load items and sort of habit strapped to you and carry them around rather than having full arm extensions and no lesser thing if you want one that looks more like an Ironman suit the most like that is the Raytheon XLS to and it's a lot more versatile and in terms of its capability but the problem is that is wonderful brewing as futuristic as it looks are it's also expensive but near the someone about that it's still tethered it it still got an extension lead cassettes are those a downside you are it's like is this awesome absently amazing exoskeleton and he is your are 500, long extension lead they go have fun don't don't get it twisted greening snagged on anything yet voltage drop by the bar there is the battery problem all over again minor see you honestly I just think that this is very much the future but I see another thing that just occurred to me was in the notes but arm you have an avatar how they had those some is avatar they had them there's else calcium I think it was lithium was that one where will only worry Ellis Emery actually got the exoskeleton like screwed and bolted into his bones ouch really ouch I do hope that reminds me of arm Ironman to United I meant to wear arm the other guy is experimenting with creating his own exoskeleton is any see the videos of him try to do it and people were inside the suits and I got a twisted than the exoskeleton twist all the way around in press) and part of that that that worries me about exoskeleton is okay what happens if you accidentally add arm and extra digit to the the degrees that are allowed to rotate and in the code and you accidentally can kill someone approximately half year double that would be a problem that would be a big problem yesterday zero here I mean I've I've very very briefly had a look at some of the code that drives like a robotic arm like a three axis rotation robotic arm and a brickworks once and not longer than in an occasion behind that that if you mess it up you put a protective cage around the outside of if you mess it up and the bricks go flying off the end of the thing you hit the wall you got a protective safety cage but if you put a person inside that robotic arm yet if you get it wrong it's really really bad year year so mockingly volunteering for that arm someone else can volunteer for the first few hundred times in them or maybe will see Benigno hey so you know what have I streamline everybody I think I'm I'm sorry I didn't mean to know no good because I'm in is totally real okay and I'm getting super Christmas apparently actually am so just go back you are you talking about the art Lockheed Martin power would suit the H ULC yes some just sound out the name Hulk are so good you write better that I just noticed that I like, God that is yet unless they have no idea that they've done that with I don't think there has to be one guy in marketing who who decided to put the little joke in there an event like a what's was that it was a funny yet less totally back and am in no arm which is an acronym but there was that really was reverse engineered from the word although I guess they could work the KM because there was Hulk with a K then human universal load care kryptonite no guard plaques on no discounting of a good one for K so that is was to see it could be our Hayes and Mooney who is the professor who developed I don't know but anyhow yes but not that good catchment that did not jump out of member to write go Hulk is oversold in yeah see it is not interesting though because a lot of the arm. In cartoons DO we make in the movies inspires people to try and build this stuff as I would be great if we had a powered exoskeleton or suit like Ironman and I do wonder if it had not been for comics like that whether or not ideas like this ever would have found mainstream interest in whether not the military would be exploring things like this are unable maybe would have maybe not but I just III have a feeling that goes back far beyond attempts to actually build the staff and nothing is awesome because it sort of hour as an engineer is to look at this night I feel the need to try and build an Ironman suit I just DO you even in like I should try build maybe. The mark one and this will really like the colleges is when when I first written kind of that the suit of armour was a literal suit of armour and it was much more realistic to the time and obviously as the years progress and technology becomes more advanced the suits themselves kind of take years celestial years ahead but the kind of close to where we are so and that's what I really liked that the first film is the first suit he builds it almost looks like some of that you could build because you know we had the powered flight and that was actual using propellants to the Conniff line up in the air and then he crashed to the ground was actually something that you know you think you could actually build with today's technology that's true you write an end of from the brightly had like arm thick leather or whatever else is a protecting layer averred in the air that the mask was a psycho really did beat the crap out of bitter steel disorder like any could see the weld lines on it and yet it was very very very backyard again but it was's but yet you write it it resembled something that you can build and I guess that's the thing what I said at the beginning of the episode while fine Ironman and his soon to be so compelling is because it feels like it's within the realm of a possible and if all it takes is to put a suit like that on and you could be arm you know have superhero abilities than you bed that feels like it's a more real possibility someday rather than just well hang on this chemical the lab was crime scene lab and hope to get struck by lightning and get superspeed rather than just trying to a Chris which is probably what actually happened and die or get exposed to gamma rays you know you wish to is telling can kill you either and will note the important thing is to get struck by an off-camera race are source the enough levels at like arm 10% or 15% OIC does that is okay and I when I lose my temper in turn green I turned red though like bright red and as you could be the red Hulk is there such a thing as a red Hulk come I'm in there are totally there are different colours of the Hulk arm varies like you to be thinking comics are think the grey Hulk is the one called one of the hulks is actually am very smart and articulate and also got the superstrength and the other ones like super angry on the screen his con of the youth look it up there are different types of hulks I am's iMacs again do that now, Sithole come up and save what was big big muscular this and say now please if you could refrain from doing a gentleman I will not have to rearrange your face no them as similar okay fine at that this is the thing I'm missing out I have missed out I think simony to fix this okay well you know what we should probably leave the Germany us right about Ironman arm or should we just leave it up and I if I crossed anyone's your dreams I really do apologise but honestly I guess I still remain enamoured with the idea of Ironman because it seems so possible you and it's not magical exactly it's like we can we could get there someday and that would be so awesome so my favourite superhero totally same for me you so you go so and the other is the biggest draw for me yet exactly to go Ironman I want 19 suit and I better get Christmas or present about the arcane write good lovely gone tomorrow this originals were a John Fujii or you can follow our pragmatic show to specifically see show announcements and other related stuff are please remember that pragmatic is now part of the engineered network also has an account at engineered_net that has a different announcement about the network and all the shows and you can check them out at are likely in touch with James what's the best way to just on Twitter arm at Smith GW to rethink the right if you got any feedback about shoulder network please be back form on the site that we also function at about this episode anyhow are old and also the network has a page on account so if you like what we're doing here at the engineered network and you like to contribute something or anything at all it's all very much appreciated helps to keep the network going as well as our two modes of new shows that are becoming up shortly and I have finds new shows as well are mandatory check out the nutrients are which is a podcast by some chemical engineer friends of mine and also our causality which is no solid podcast that I do arm that looks into cause and effect of the different disasters into and miscellaneous things so any ego and dumb thanks everyone listening and joining the cool dining�
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James Smith

James Smith

James is “Product” at Culture Amp and has a rarely posted blog but is also one of the people on the wonderful podcast The Verse.

John Chidgey

John Chidgey

John is an Electrical, Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineer, software developer, podcaster, vocal actor and runs TechDistortion and the Engineered Network. John is a Chartered Professional Engineer in both Electrical Engineering and Information, Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering (ITEE) and a semi-regular conference speaker.

John has produced and appeared on many podcasts including Pragmatic and Causality and is available for hire for Vocal Acting or advertising. He has experience and interest in HMI Design, Alarm Management, Cyber-security and Root Cause Analysis.

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