Robert Downey Jr is a real life superhero. If saving the world in a metal suit wasn’t enough, now he goes and does this:
Robert Downey Jr. used his part of the opening keynote for Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas Tuesday evening to announce the launch of a new organization that is committed to using advanced technologies for the good of the environment. The Footprint Coalition, as the group is called, is scheduled to officially launch by April of 2020.
“Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years,” Downey Jr. said, relaying that he had been given these insights a few weeks back by a roundtable of experts. “God I love experts. They’re like Wikipedia with character defects,” he joked during his talk.
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Now let me be very clear here. I have absolutely no idea what this is really all about. All I can tell is that RDJ wants to clean up the environment and wants to use robots/nanotech to do so.
How? Not a clue. But it sounds like something Tony Stark would think up on a whim and then make it look as simple as a snap of his fingers……..
Oh, not only is he planning on using robots and nanotech, but also AI. You know, artificial intelligence, like J.A.R.V.I.S. The more and more I read about this, I honestly think there’s a chance that Robert Downey Jr is actually Iron Man. I mean, the guy portrayed the superhero for over a decade for crying out loud. It would make sense for fiction to become reality and for Downey to become Stark.
I mean, look at the parallels. Tony started out creating weapons that could destroy the world. RDJ never created nuclear bombs BUT he was a very, very troubled youth. So they both have some mistakes in the past that they were looking to rectify.
I mean, read this quote and picture Tony Stark saying it.
“I have this quiet sense of crisis,” he said, admitting that he had contributed more than others to the climate crisis. “I’m a one-man carbon footprint nightmare colossus.”
Feeling somewhat to blame for what’s going on in the world? Weird. Tony Stark had that same exact sentiment about his weapon mongering!
Additionally, what was Stark’s final Iron Man suit made out of? Nanotech.
And what does Downey Jr talk about using? NANOTECH!
Like I said before though, I have no idea how Robert Downey Jr plans on going through with all this. But isn’t that what Tony Stark used to always do? Just spew a bunch of nonsense that has everyone scratching their heads, only to blow their mind with what he comes up with?
In all seriousness though, the career/life resurgence that Robert Downey Jr has gone through has to be second to none. From having his dad force him to do drugs at the ripe age of 8, to checking into rehab for heroin use at 22 to no avail, to being arrested for drugs/firearm possession, all the way to becoming the face of Marvel Studios and a hero to children and adults around the world. That right there is the American Dream.
But now you add this in there? He’s legitimately trying to save the world? Hats off to you Robert Downey Jr.
We all love you 3,000.