Marvel’s Black Panther was one of the biggest releases of 2018. With stellar performances by Micheal B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman, the film received praise from all and was rewarded with multiple nominations at the 91st Academy Awards.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) joined in on the Oscar fever by discussing the technology that the film has used to create a futuristic kingdom — Wakanda.
During tonight's #Oscars we’ll ask a series of poll questions to get your views on the feasibility of Wakandan technology today & share the expertise of a top CIA scientist, “Rebecca,” on how #Wakanda’s tech matches up w/emerging “real life” tech.#ReelvsRealCIA #BlackPanther— CIA (@CIA) February 25, 2019
A top CIA scientist answered various questions that the technology in the movie had risen.
Looks like the Wakandan tech w/the most votes is: Virtual cars.— CIA (@CIA) February 25, 2019
Our CIA scientist, “Rebecca,” says she’d be most excited for Kimoyo beads.
Curious about her take on what Wakandan tech could become real-life tech? Check out: https://t.co/B0iV7cufqA#ReelvsRealCIA #BlackPanther
When asked which technology would Twitter users like to see become a reality in the future, they answered “virtual cars”. However, the CIA scientist said that “she’d be most excited for Kimoyo beads.”
The next question asked by CIA was this: “Which of these Wakandan technologies do you think would be the most appealing to real-world spies?”
The most popular answer was holograms.
Sand Tables:— CIA (@CIA) February 25, 2019
The ability to remotely manipulate objects from a distance & physically interact w/data or temporary items would allow people, including intelligence officers, to get hands-on w/information & work together from different locations.#ReelvsRealCIA #BlackPanther
Panther Habit:— CIA (@CIA) February 25, 2019
Rather than suits for superheroes, in the real world people are interested in nanoparticles for biotech & medicine, but the world’s spy agencies might like outfits that could reform on the fly in order to foil surveillance.#ReelvsRealCIA #BlackPanther
Lesotho Blankets:— CIA (@CIA) February 25, 2019
One of the least plausible technologies in #BlackPanther, but if you could weave carbon nanotubes into a cloak & add in some hologram effects, you’d have a shield that would be the envy of any intel service operating in a warzone.#ReelvsRealCIA #BlackPanther
Holograms:— CIA (@CIA) February 25, 2019
They’re real-life hot tech right now & as they improve, intel practitioners in the future could incorporate holographic displays for operations or holographic projections to illustrate situations to the President or other policymakers.#ReelvsRealCIA #BlackPanther
Captain America Would be Jealous
Vibranium is the strongest metal in the Marvel universe — even stronger than Captain America’s adamantium shield — and has helped “the fictional African nation of Wakanda become the most technologically advanced country on the planet.”
In #BlackPanther, a unique metal called #vibranium helped the fictional African nation of #Wakanda become the most technologically advanced country on the planet.#ReelvsRealCIA #Oscars— CIA (@CIA) February 25, 2019
Do you think vibranium is:
But, is it real? or is it a substitute for a real metal?
The #vibranium in Black Panther’s suit protects him from kinetic damage, & vibranium sneakers are both super-quiet & amazing shock absorbers for jumping. Those would be great for spies, right?— CIA (@CIA) February 25, 2019
Too bad vibranium isn’t real.#ReelvsRealCIA #BlackPanther
CIA scientist, Rebecca, says that it is fake (surprise, surprise)! However, there are some material that posses certain qualities that match the uniqueness of vibranium.
The magic metal from #Wakanda might not exist, but there are real-life materials that possess some similar qualities to those of the fictional Wakandan isotope, #vibranium.— CIA (@CIA) February 25, 2019
To learn more, see: https://t.co/B0iV7cufqA#ReelvsRealCIA #BlackPanther
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