Today in our class in cyberspace, we learned (and discussed the idea), and asking that if it was a good idea or bad idea that professors in Turin, like the one worn by Toby Maguire (Peter Parker) in the movies. The way that they are going to make their product work and climb up walls is by studying the way that geckos are able to stick to walls, and ultimately trying to copy that idea. They will have to use special material for the actual suit called "spider silk".
This would be interesting invention and could have good uses but these suits could also be misused if they fell into the wrong hands. Good uses would be that the army could use it to scale walls and free prisoners or spy on people in high windows and they would not have to carry or use a rope. Also fireman could rescue people without having ladders. However, if a robber or a other criminal were to gain control of a suit they could use it to rob a bank or break into a high window or escape from police, so there are good and bad things about the suit.
Critical Question: The question we’re debating is whether or not it a good idea to put the time and money into this project, even with the pros and cons of the product?
Here’s what we think:
So what do you think? Is pursuing a real live Spidey suit a good idea or a waste of money? Leave us a comment and join us again soon on The Blurb!
Spider Pig, Tommy Taco and Flying Onion Boy
Image retrieved from http://movies.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/spider-man_2/international/images/spider-man.jpg on September 13, 2007.