President Obama met with top engineers and Pentagon people last Tuesday and he said “Basically, I’m here to announce that we’re building Iron Man […] Not really. Maybe. It’s classified.” The US military has confirmed it is building Iron Man, and the first prototypes are coming in this June.
First, listen to his speech, because it is funny. His delivery and timing is impeccable:
The US government has tasked 56 corporations, 16 government agencies, 13 universities and 10 national laboratories to bring Iron man from the Marvel Universe to reality. I’m wondering if Marvel should be getting royalties? They’re even planning on creating a DARPA-style prize to bring more ideas into the program.
What I really want to know, is when will they start selling them at surplus auctions because I’m totally getting one when the do.
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