Futuristic Technology That Exists Today: [Part Three: Iron Man]

In previous parts of this series, we looked at invisibility devices and the world of future entertainment; in part three we look at the future of our military forces, and the future is Iron Man.


Whilst the fictional Tony Stark famously created his first suit in a cave with a box of scraps, the real life version has the resources of the US military behind it. The project is formally known as TALOS, which stands for Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit.

The aim, naturally, is to offer soldiers better protection and improved abilities. It's thought that it could include super-human strength, sensors responding to brain functions and liquid armour. We are not expecting flight or gauntlets which shoot repulsor rays, however, and the addition of an English butler A.I. seems unlikely.