Individual Nano-Enabled Safety Capsule

Individual Nano-Enabled Safety Capsule

Wild Card's progress: advanced

This Wild Card came from: 
Workshops/Meetings

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Germany

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
May 2010

The source of this Wild Card: 
Discussion on wild cards in the science fiction working group.

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
A new kind of nano-tech based “textiles” that become very stiff and tremendously strong when hit are used in protective suits. Anybody wearing such a suit could be shot, hit by a car, fall of a bridge etc. without getting hurt. The demand for body protection is particularly high in the context of military and homeland security, in heavy industry, personal transport, extreme sports and geriatric care. The breakthrough of an ultraprotective textile may be expected in the defence industry and is likely to spread to the other sectors soon after.