It seems that the day to protect the States can step cyborg-super-soldiers, reinforced by advances in bioengineering, already is almost here. Due to the fact that modern technology develops by leaps and bounds, and the need to strengthen the armed forces of different countries has been increasing, the governments of most developed countries are developing plans for the implementation of future technologies in the military sphere. However, the U.S. Department of defense recognizes that modern society is not yet ready for the emergence of armed super-soldiers ready to modify your body for the benefit of the security of the state. So when exactly can we expect the appearance of the army of the future and whether really to create this super-soldier, which was filmed many Hollywood movies?
Is it possible to create a super-soldier?
In recent years the medical community has made great strides in prosthetics and implantation with the help of modern technologies, thereby significantly easing the fate of people who lost their particular limbs. Despite this, Peter Emanuel, an army researcher and lead author of the research of the Ministry of defense believes that in the next 30 years humanity will have to deal with a huge number of legal and ethical difficulties that will be associated with a gradual integration into society of people-cyborgs. As the portal sciencealert.comunique abilities of the super-soldier of the future will be significantly improved by using the eye, hearing, muscle and even neural amplifiers, such as retinal lining or neural implants that connect man and machine is absolutely unprecedented ways.
Obviously, there are enormous technical problems associated with the radical restructuring of the human body to work with mechanical devices, however in addition, there are also countless ethical problems. Researchers believe that the use of modern technology when stimulated prosthesis due to the loss of functionality of one or the other limb, has nothing to do with implantation of mechanical devices with the aim of improving certain physical abilities. Such a radical change in the rich parts of the body can create a new type of society in which the “unimproved” individuals are largely weaker and nezhelanie than its modified representatives.
However, the daily life superior serviceman can have many limitations and is fraught with the constant danger when leaving a soldier abroad. In addition, at present there are no regulations and standards that define what it means to be human. Whether modified super-soldiers to be a full member of human society and man in General? Can the convergence of bioengineering, artificial intelligence and nanoscience to completely transform a person and turn it into a new species? Perhaps all these issues of global ethics have yet to do.