So the new Robocop looks terrible, and it’s obvious our only course of action is to build the original and raid the studios with our guns twirling, putting massive bloody R-rated holes in the suits and then reading them their rights.
In the 26 years since the original movie came out, we’ve actually developed the technology to do this:
1. The HAL 5
(via world economic forum)
Man I love it when technology references movies. This exoskeleton was developed by Japanese company Cyberdyne, and allows the user to lift up to five times what they could normally — which is probably enough to throw an exec out a window or bust your arms through drywall to put them in a headlock.
2. The Trojan Ballistics Suit of Armor
Built by the same guy who scrapped together a suit that could take on a grizzly attack — himself inspired by the original Robocop — this armor repels bullets, knives and possibly even IEDs, all while providing 97% coverage and 95% flexibility. Dual pistols are attached by magnetic holsters while a sheath on the wrist contains a knife for close-quarter combat. This thing is the real deal, yo.
3. The Silicon Micro Display ST1080
I think the developers wanted this to be like a wearable TV, but we’re going to hack it to be an augmented-reality HUD that’s going to help us shoot like the real Robocop:
4. Brain Implant
You don’t really have to get gangsters to mutilate your body to do all this, by the way. Theodore Berger, a biomedical engineer and neuroscientist at the University of California is developing a chip that would enhance the hippocampus’ ability to store short-term memory. Designed for victims of stroke and Alzheimer’s, this implant might also help your memory serve as evidence in a court of law.
5. Your move, creep