It’s the stuff science fiction is made of.
Man’s obsession with flight and over a century of commercial flying has seen many advancements in air travel, so much so that airplane manufacturer Boeing projects hypersonic commercial flights in a decade or two.
But for Richard Browning, founder of human propulsion technology startup Gravity, airplanes are not our only options for flight and set out to invent a jet suit. So that instead of hurtling through the sky at approximately 900 kilometers per hour seated inside a metal cylinder with appendages, we may soon be doing that wearing suits instead.
In this TED Talk, Browning discusses the trial and error process behind his invention. Or, how one man went about trying to be the real-life IronMan.