Some crafty home CG enthusiast decided to take a 3D computer model of Iron Man and drop it into the big "no one puts baby in the corner" dance scene. Is this cool?

Maybe I'm just getting old, but when I look at this, my first instinct is to smile, because it is kinda funny. But that smile fades about halfway through and I start to think of what one could do with this kind of raw computational power. If NASA could put Apollo astronauts on the moon with all the CPU mojo of a calculator, what could they have done with this? What discovery is not being discovered, what threshold is not being crossed because we'd rather make Iron Man shimmy?

Now, get offa my lawn.