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Just watched a Youtube video by RT, reporting the story of the US Military unveiling an 'Iron Man'-like prototype suit. Biggest difference between this prototype and Tony Stark variety, the military's won't fly. At least not for the first several iterations.
Do you think this is a good idea, or just an inevitable one? They plan to officially release this in a few weeks. And possibly in a few years, it will become standard issue for certain sects of our special forces. The suit is called TALOS, which stands for "Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, the exoskeleton comes complete with cameras, computers, night-vision, medical telemetry and other sensors. Although the prototype set to be delivered is not powered to provide extra-human strength, a more complete model is expected as early as 2016." RT report.
I am honestly both terrified and intrigued. That's the double-edged sword of advancing technology, I guess. Intriguing because of how humans in general have the capacity to turn pure imagination into reality. Terrified because one of our main motivating factors is to use this ability for war. The name Talos is from Greek mythology. Talos was a giant man of bronze who protected Europa in Crete from pirates and invaders. He circled the island's shores three times daily. No doubt this acronym was specifically chosen to instill fear and to further attempt to assert our dominance on the world stage, even going as far as to insinuate that we are "god-like" with our military prowess.
Here's the video: