Government Shutdown In 2013 Fails To Halt 'Iron Man' Suit

The government shutdown of 2013's effect on the Iron Man suit is nonexistent. The military is still planning to push for the technological marvel that could eliminate US casualties in future overseas wars.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the military is really trying to get a remarkable new Iron Man suit created and sent to Afghanistan for testing. What this suit incorporates is an exoskeleton over a liquid metal body suit, meaning that whoever wears it is armored and protected from enemy gunfire.

The suit is being officially named TALOS, or Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, and the military is pushing for MIT to come up with the liquid metal suit which will enhance movement, heat or air condition the soldier inside, and even treat wounds, effectively turning soldiers overseas into the real life Iron Man equivalents.

According to the press release about the liquid metal portion of the TALOS suit, "Liquid [turns to] to solid in milliseconds when a magnetic field or electrical current is applied."

In spite of the government shutdown of 2013, the Iron Man suit is still underway. Of course, this coincides with the previously stated fact that the government has shut down all nonessential functions including parks and such.

Sadly, such parks are not earning nearby businesses any money unless they're hosting stranded tourists, like those in Yellowstone National Park, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.

This definitely shows what the government's priorities are as the Iron Man suit is being pushed, no doubt costing billions of dollars in research and development while members of Congress attempt to agree on a National budget. Americans everywhere are seeing the irony in all of this and noticing that the 2013 government shutdown is costing more money than it's saving.

All speculation aside, the military is hard at work on the TALOS Iron Man suit, which when finished will be upgraded as quickly as possible. Some are calling the Iron Man suit basically a walking coffin, but that isn't stopping the government from working on it.

What do you think? Is the Iron Man suit an essential function worth working on during the 2013 government shutdown?