Thursday, May 15, 2008

But will he be as HAWT as Tony Stark?

(Mind you that is not what matters most in a warrior...I'm just stuck on stupid.)

The Army is producing a suit that might someday help in combat. For now, though, practical applications such as heavy lifting and loading ammunition are seen as the most likely uses.

Imagine wearing something that gives you 20 times your normal strength. Think of all the backs that could be saved on loading docks and in warehouses. Think about how much fun it would be to pick up a car or heavy truck without a jack!

Knowing the United States' ability to scale things down to suit our purposes, I have a feeling that we'll see this helpful suit become less weighty and less expensive.

WOW! Think of the entertainment implications: Ultimate Exoskelteon Battle-Bots! Pay-per-view, anyone?

It is a cool idea. I wonder if they are working on flight capabilities. Just hope they consider the icing issues. Heh.

(H/T: USA Today)

7 comments:

Rodney Dill said...

"Well you shoulda gone before you put the thing on."

RT said...

HA!

Old NFO said...

Iff'n I tells ya, I'd hafta kill ya :-)

Noddy said...

You've been tagged.

Wyatt Earp said...

Good Lord, will you stop with the Robert Downey, Jr already?

BTW< Denny and I are going to see it again tomorrow night. Heh.

USA_Admiral said...

Technology Rules.

RT said...

NFO
I've heard that one before...geesh. ;)

Noddy
I'll get to it Sunday or Monday.

Wyatt
What? I'm not allowed to admire men? Not like I have anyone to admire in real-life, so what's the problem? Huh? Huh?

Enjoy your date with Denny. Sharing a tub of popcorn? ;P''''''''''

Admiral
Yes, it does. Well, unless you want to use it and it decides not to work. Hate when that happens.