|Comments on Tuesday 12 November 2002:|
|At last! Exoskeletons! Not that they're actually anywhere closer to building them than people have been before, nor building them for public consumption. But still. Maybe I'll be able to get a set of Dr Octopus tentacles within my lifetime.
|Personally, I'm after a Dr Claw hand so I can beat up my cat. Hmm. Wonder if there is a Quimby connection between Simpsons and Gadget. I hope so. I doubt that this tech really has a very useful military potential actually. Well, not for quite a while at any rate. When it comes down to it, it seems that most modern wars are won by the infantry without reliance on any tech beyond your basic explosive properties of various compounds. Shoot somebody wearing an exoskeleton, he's just as dead as if he never had it. Though you could program his corpse to walk home. That'd be better than just getting a telegram. Massive saving on body bags.|
|Just wait until they figure out how to attach guns, missles, can openers, and other assorted gadgets, then it might have an actual use the military.|
|To hell with military uses. that thing'd be great just have in ther garage. "So you seem to have an armored suit of destruction in your drive way" "Yep" "Can I borrow it?" "Normally I'd say yes, but I recall some busy-body telling the housing authority that my lawn was one inch over regualtion. Get back to your yard before I raze your house to the ground." "Thats not ver neighborly of you." "Truee. But there's nothing in the HA's regulations against it, either."|