Obama: 'We're Building Iron Man'

It's official: America is building Iron Man.

Well, kinda. President Obama recently said it - but as we know, in politics that's rarely a guarantee that it's actually happening.

There's also the fact that he laughed audibly after having said it - and that the press conference was about new military technology, and collaboration between different agencies, and not a specific program to weaponise Robert Downey Jr.

On the other hand, we're already aware of several US-funding programs to build exo-suits, next-gen armour and AI-controlled hardware and bring it to the battlefield. At this point Iron Man could be a period piece before we know it.