The U.S. military has commissioned a real-life Iron Man suit that would allow its wearer to see in the dark, lift heavy objects and walk through a wall of gunfire totally unharmed.
The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) is a computerized ensemble that will give the person inside superhuman abilities similar to those Tony Stark has in Iron Man. Each suit will have a built-in computer, allowing it to respond at superhuman speeds in certain situations. Does this mean the suit will be able to control the soldier? Whoa. Insert government and robot takeover conspiracy theories here:
According to a press release, TALOS may use liquid armor, currently being developed by the scientific geniuses at MIT, that will have the ability to turn from “liquid to solid in milliseconds when a magnetic field or electrical current is applied.” ’90s Nickelodeon kids, I have two words for you: Alex Mac.
The suit will be able to detect and react to its wearer’s internal and external temperatures, hydration and heart rate. It will be equipped to provide basic life support such as heat, water and oxygen.
Human-robot hybrid soldiers? ‘Murca.
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