1) BREATHE, son! You keep talking like that you'll pass out.
2) One of the nice things for us (and, indeed, for the original author) is that the rat bastard types in the brass only get to be as competent (or incompentent!) as the plot needs them to be.
Kick back. Relax. Have a homebrew. Wait, that's the wrong book.
Anyway, point is, if we don't want the awesome and stylish goggles to become world destablizing technology? They probably won't.
Now, as G mentioned, his Jetpack? Well, that's another show...