As kids,we all had our superheroes and have fantasized about the things we would do if we had any of those skills. You know, hang from the ceiling like Spiderman, and zoom into space by just pointing our fists upwards like Superman. And for that matter, why not X-Ray vision, or shoot spider webs at will. Of course none of that ever happened, but we must have spent many a happy hour dreaming about what if.

It seems now that that kind of technology will be available to us in the foreseeable future. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and a whole slew of private companies are spending a lot of resources in research to make some incredible things possible.

Here is a list of 10 things which may soon give you superhuman powers that may even surpass what you ever dreamed of.

1. Human Flight at 3,000 feet.

Human flightThis one is really off the drawing board, and will be available later this year to the police and firemen. The Martin Aircraft Company is in the process of finishing their jet-pack which will allow people to fly at up to 3000 feet altitude.

2. Telekinesis

TelekinesisTelekinesis is the power to move something by thinking about it without the application of physical force. Using micro devices called “neural dust” to be implanted under the skin, to pick up brain and nerve signals to allow users to control devices by thought alone.

3. Precognition

PrecognitionPrecognition: the ability to know about future events. This will be done by recording hundreds of million events in the past, present and the scheduled future. The software will analyze all this to come up with a forecast of what is likely to happen in a given scenario.

4. Invisibility Cloaks

Real invisibility cloaksLike Harry Potter’s famous cloak, only not magic but technology. It will make the subject invisible by using devices to record the background in real-time and project that on the front of a specially designed costume.

5. Super Hearing Ability

damn coyoteDogs have phenomenal hearing as do coyotes. In fact they can hear sound as high as 45 KHz. A technology called superdirectivebeamforming under development, will use what looks like spectacles, with 4 microphones that will create three-dimensional hearing for us.

6. Mind Reading

MIND READINGA scientific team from Yale are trying to read the minds of their test subjects by using brain scans to reconstruct images from neural activity. However in the hands of the wrong people this could be horribly abused.

7. Superhuman Speed and Strength

SuperhumanEver wanted to lift trucks or punch through walls? Raytheon says they have developed an exoskeleton which can let you do just that.

8. Breathing Underwater with Artificial Gills

artificial gillsMake like a fish underwater? Devices are under development which can extract oxygen from water and expel the carbon dioxide breathed out. No need for heavy breathing apparatus.

9. Bionic Eyesight and Microscopic Vision

microscopic visionThe key to bionic eyesight is contact lenses. At the University of Washington, work is underway to develop contact lenses which can add to normal vision things like navigation, Internet connectivity and even gaming. You could call it an in-eye HUD, or Google Glass.

10. Crawl on Walls

SpidermanResearchers at Cornell call it a rapid adhesion device, and it works by manipulating the surface tension. This will enable users crawl up walls, a la Tom Cruise.

Most of these technologies are within reach or will be a decade or two hence. Questions are, do we need all this, or are all of them good for us? Would we really like it if somebody is reading our mind?Ordo we really want to know about our future? Maybe not. The world would be a very different place, but would it be a good place to live in? What do you think?

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