The Legendary Mechanic in Marvel Universe - Chapter 49
Chapter 49 I Need Money
Within Room 205, Leo was pondering the necessity and feasibility of starting a tech company. The more he pondered, the more he felt the need to open it.
As a Mechanic, money was important to him to the point it represented a Mechanic’s strength.
Since Leo had the Mechanic System, naturally he will develop in the direction of the technology side in the future. For example, building Iron Man’s armor in advance, etc.
Leo had these thoughts when he first crossed over as he found out he had the Mechanical System. That was why he analyzed Bucky’s mechanical arm and successfully made the Power Arms.
Leo remembered there was a certain phrase that was perfect to summarize the Marvel Universe that was full of superheroes and supervillains. The phrase was “the rich rely on technology, the poor rely on mutations”.
Leo would walk the path of technology since he had the Mechanic System, not the Muscle System. Thus, money had the utmost importance for Leo.
During the current timeframe, the Marvel Universe had various kinds of black technology.
The first generation Ant-man, Dr. Pym invented the Pym Particles; Dr. Erskine created the Super Soldier Serum; Howard perfected the Arc Reactor in the ’60s; Dr. Zola derived all kinds of high-tech technologies from the Tesseract; S.H.I.E.L.D. also derived various high-tech technologies after salvaging the Tesseract.
The place with the most mind-blowing technology at the current time was the advanced kingdom that relied on the mysterious Vibranium, Wakanda.
Leo recalled in the Black Panther movie, Wakanda already had invisible, soundless, and levitating aircraft in 1991. Their technological level far exceeded the others by several decades.
However, all of these hi-techs were in the grasp of their inventors and had not been commercialized for civilian use.
So, it was a wonder whether this was a blessing in disguise or not. It caused the technological development of the Marvel Universe not too different from Leo’s previous world. It was at most three to five years earlier than his previous world.
For instance, the world had begun the Internet Age and every large enterprise had joined the Internet. Furthermore, wireless phones had appeared and they were used by those with high income. There was even a search engine and it was Yahoo.
Leo was ignorant of the world’s technological level since he only stayed in the H.Y.D.R.A. base. After he escaped, he found out how advanced the H.Y.D.R.A.’s research environment was compared to the outside world.
The laptop Leo currently had was made by Dr. Zola three years ago but its performance greatly outperformed the laptop IBM just released on the market.
However, the H.Y.D.R.A. leader, Sinthea was too fearsome. Leo was afraid he would be milked to death without even him knowing if Sinthea ever took fancy of him. That was why he escaped with Bucky.
Now all of the black technologies were tightly grasped by those bigwigs, hence giving Leo a chance to make a killing.
Leo had learned all sorts of advanced technologies that were beyond this era from Dr. Zola. As long as Leo cautiously chose and promoted them for civilian uses, he could be rolling in dough.
Leo opened his system panel with thought and looked at the knowledge and blueprints he had.
“Computations Expertise”, “Physics Expertise”, “Genetics Expertises”, “Pan-bionic Power Mechanical Arm”, “Multi-functional Self-aware Robot”, “Micro-machining”, “Robot Manufacturing”, “Computer Manufacturing”…
After a while, Leo finally decided on the “Multi-functional Self-aware Robot”. Dr. Zola’s robot had a powerful computing capability as the computing chip it used was too advanced in the current era. Leo could push the current efficiency of civilians’ computers by a huge step if he used the high-performance computing chip as the core.
The Internet Age had just begun and what was required right now was high-performance computers. Therefore, as long as Leo took out the blueprints of the chips, it would make a solid profit.
However, there was another problem, Leo had no money. Leo was unable to set up assembly lines for the chips’ mass production without money.
“There’s no way for me to sell this opportunity to the current largest chip manufacturer, Intel Corporation, right?!”
Although he could sell the blueprints for a huge sum of money, it was a one-time thing. Leo could not find any more suitable products than the chip for this era in the system.
Leo subconsciously stretched his body and let out a yawn when he was planning the future. He looked at the time and it was 3:30 a.m.
He drove the car for a whole day and had two fights at night. Even though his body was enhanced, he still needed to rest.
There was no rush in making money, it can be planned slowly. Letting his body rest was more important. So, Leo packed up everything and lay on the bed eventually falling asleep.
The next morning at 8:00 a.m., Leo was driving with Ol’ Tom bringing him to make Leo and Bucky’s identification per the deal.
During breakfast, Bucky said he had something to do and was unwilling to tell Leo. Thus, Leo did not force him and left him in the Harvest Hotel.
Therefore, there was only Leo and Ol’ Tom in the car. Ol’ Tom was afraid of Leo so he obediently sat in the passenger seat without making any noise during the journey.
Leo took advantage of the silence and kept contemplating starting a company. To open a huge company, he needed his own processing plants and assembly lines. Furthermore, it was necessary to have a huge space.
For example, something similar to the Stark Industries building that was now towering over the Manhattan area.
It was not necessary to be the same as the Stark Industries building, a mini version of it was enough.
Even if it was a miniature, Leo knew it was impossible without several ten thousand dollars. This was still the price of housing outside the suburbs of New York City.
After having thoughts of starting his own company, he finally understood the meaning of a man without money, was no man at all! Leo was unsure how to search for a suitable space to start his company.
Leo thought of Hell’s Kitchen all of a sudden. Hell’s Kitchen covered a moderate amount of area in Manhattan and it was a constant mess. Maybe he could find a large building without spending a penny!
“Ol’ Tom, do you know how to get a four to five-story building that has at least 500 square meters without spending any money?”
Ol’ Tom, who was in the passenger seat, curled his lips after listening to Leo’s wishful thinking and lowered his head in silence.
“Ol’ Tom, weren’t you a chatterbox last night? Why did you become this quiet today?! I’m asking you a question, at least give me a reply.”
Ol’ Tom finally muttered in a low voice, “If there’s such good stuff, I would be living in a deluxe mansion already. Why would I stay at Black Bear Gang’s bar… Besides, they are gone now and I’ve nowhere to stay. I can only wander on the street…”
The last sentence he uttered in an even lower voice as if a mosquito buzzing fearing for Leo to head it.
“Ol’ Tom, Black Bear Gang deserved it. Who asked them to steal my things? You being homeless has nothing to do with me.”
Leo’s body was enhanced by Super Soldier Serum and had an extraordinary hearing, so he could hear what Ol’ Tom said clearly.
“I’m not messing with you when I asked this question. Is it possible to find such a place in Hell’s Kitchen?” Leo continued.
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