Right. The future is officially now;
>As Japan’s dwindling ranks of farmers grow old, scientists are developing new ways to lighten their physical load and keep them productive. At the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, a research team led by professor Shigeki Toyama has developed a wearable power-assist robot suit designed to boost the strength of farmers working in the field.
from [pink tentatle](http://www.pinktentacle.com/2008/01/power-assist-robot-suit-for-farmers/)