One of the best fight scenes of all time is close to being a reality, with the 1st and 2nd generation mechanical exoskeletons becoming commercially available. Well, maybe half of the fight scene - we still haven't discovered face sucking aliens yet. Or have we?
Yes as we see in the Youtube vid below, you can now purchase these exoskeletons to help move heavy objects (200 pounds or 91kgs) from point a to point b by foot. I can foresee massive application of this device, especially with the current problems around the world like the storm in Myanmar or earthquake in China. There are many remote areas in China accessible only by foot now due to road damage. You could equip your entire force with these and rapidly deploy shitloads (a quantifiable amount I assure you) of water, food and essential supplies to the needy. Brilliant.
They also allude to the fact that in next generations, we may see applications for physically disabled people to regain mobility - how freaking cool is that? I reckon this invention, and further iterations will make a massive impact on our day to day lives. Especially for those in need. Check out the vid of it in action below. Its a bit hokey, and remind's me of cheesy adverts from bad sci-fi movies, but it still rocks.