Here Come the Cyborgs
Bill Quick

Military Exoskeletons – Business Insider

 

For decades, the U.S. military and its private-sector partners have been working toward a technology straight out of science fiction: robotic suits.

And it’s no surprise. Exoskeletons could add to soldiers’ natural strength, letting troops lift seemingly impossible loads and dart across the battlefield at incredible speed. 

Not exactly the Six Million Dollar Man yet.  But getting there.

And wait until they start handing these out to the cops on the street!

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Here Come the Cyborgs — 3 Comments

  1. Interesting, that our first thoughts turn to war.

    Man, what could a miner do with that? A logger? Heavy construction worker? Longshoreman?

    But yeah, paint it camo and call it ‘tactical’. That’ll sell.

    • Precisely – DARPA, et.al. will trump anyone and everyone who’s trying to develop “macho-man” civilian-application gear, every time…

      Wanna make a bunch of bucks off anything that’s stronger/faster/more durable? Finish it in either cammie or flat black, give it a slightly-cryptic acronym “model designation”, and demo it for the Gubment MilSpec folkses, and Hey-Presto! You’re ready to rock – if it’s got external surface available for flag stickers and serial numbers, all the better.