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The recent Black Panther movie release has breathed new life into the groundbreaking comic book, which details the chronicles of Wakanda—the most technologically advanced nation in the Marvel universe. From holopods that create multiple illusions of their user to energy daggers that can be repeatedly regenerated and shaped into infinite weapons, much of the technology in the film may be centuries away from making the jump from sci-fi to reality. Still, there are elements of this “tech of the future” that has roots in the solutions of today, particularly in regards to connectivity. Check out the list below to see the parallels between Wakandan Kimoyo beads—an advanced form of communication technology— and the connectivity systems of today.
1. Communication: Within each beaded bracelet is a communication bead, which can communicate with beads from the bracelets of others like a phone call. Simple moves and sign language can also send messages with ease just as texting does today.
2. Information networking: Much like a vast internet, AV beads allow users to access the Wakandan database, complete with videos, broadcasts and other information that can project as holographic representations.
3. Satellite-powered data systems: Beads connect to global positioning satellites that monitor select regions, enabling users to identify potential dangers in monitored areas. They also enable geotracking, which allows users to pinpoint someone’s current, physical location by obtaining GPS data from their beads.
Whether it’s connecting to the Wakandan database or experiencing the in-flight entertainment, avionics, satellite and data services that we provide, Thales powers the connectivity solutions that you depend on to live your life– connecting you to the people, information, and communities that are important to you. We understand the critical need for reliable, secure connectivity solutions, and work tirelessly to link our ever-expanding information networks together, building a path toward the future.