Poll of a Billion Monkeys

Friday, September 19, 2014


And about bloody time too. I've been saying the same thing, and following the same design principle with my own AISTHPLEIS Suit design for over a decade now.

The idea makes far more sense and would be far more efficient and pragmatic than either a bulky, cumbersome diving bell type suit (current designs) or a totally artificial/mechanical robotic machine type exoskeletal suit (current military designs).

Biomechanical, bio-organic, nanobiological, human imitative and human enhancing and direct somatic interfacing technologies such as this are the wave of the future, not old style mechanical and robotic technologies.

Spacesuits of the future may resemble a streamlined second skin

Sep 18, 2014 by Jennifer Chu
Shrink-wrapping spacesuits
The MIT BioSuit, a skintight spacesuit that offers improved mobility and reduced mass compared to modern gas-pressurized spacesuits. Credit: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT
For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go something like this: Instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, an astronaut may don a lightweight, stretchy garment, lined with tiny, musclelike coils. She would then plug in to a spacecraft's power supply, triggering the coils to contract and essentially shrink-wrap the garment around her body...

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