(via Ezra Klein)

The description on the TED website says it all:

Eythor Bender of Berkeley Bionics brings onstage two amazing exoskeletons, HULC and eLEGS — robotic add-ons that could one day allow a human to carry 200 pounds without tiring, or allow a wheelchair user to stand and walk. It’s a powerful onstage demo, with implications for human potential of all kinds.

Our history-long journey towards the complete merging of humanity and technology continues to reach awesome levels.