The Book - Inventing Iron Man

E. Paul Zehr physically deconstructs Iron Man to find out how we could use modern-day technology to create a suit of armor similar to the one Stark made.

Applying scientific principles and an incredibly creative mind to the question, Zehr looks at how Iron Man's suit allows Stark to become a superhero. He discusses the mind-boggling and body-straining feats Iron Man performed to defeat villains like Crimson Dynamo, Iron Monger, and Whiplash and how such acts would play out in the real world. Zehr finds that science is nearing the point where a suit like Iron Man's could be made. But superherodom is not just about technology, and Zehr also discusses our own physical limitations and asks whether or not an extremely well-conditioned person could use Iron Man's armor and do what he does.

A scientifically sound look at brain-machine interfaces and the outer limits where neuroscience and neural plasticity meet, Inventing Iron Man is a fun, direct, and parallel comparison of comic book science fiction with modern science. If you've ever wondered whether you have what it takes to be the ultimate human-machine hero, then this book is for you.

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