Most of the present day superheroes/heroes and science fiction characters (Star Trek) were influenced by 1950's era thought of what the future would be like. And it's evident in the way they act and behave, for example a villain wanting to use a death ray to control the population. Which would have worked in the 1950's when there weren't other, better ways to control and influence people like via the internet. (Imagine Dr. Doom owning facebook... scary thought huh?)
For others in sci-fi, the tech they envisioned then has come to pass now... Star Trek's communicator is pretty much what modern cellphones have turned into. (With a few functions from the Tricorder while we're at it... Given how most phones now are just mini-laptops and can run the same sort of programs and they already have some sensors like an accelerometer, magnetometer, proximity sensor, a camera and microphone.)
There's also all the exosuits being designed by the military. Iron Man's armour is not that far off from reality. (Well, at least the Mark 1 isn't... The later versions might still take more time.) And that's just the tip of the iceberg, there is so much more that is being actively developed.
So then, what should tomorrow's heroes look like based on the tech of today? Considering our advances in mobile communication, the internet, medical technology (we're at the point cybernetics may become a realistic option in the future. Not only for amputees but for everyone.) Does that mean our heroes should be more technology based? And if so what sort of tech do you think would influence them the most?
And how would/should this affect magic using heroes? Will we see less magic based heroes because we have greater tech?