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The U.S. Army Expects to Field Cyborg Soldiers by 2050

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  1. F-22Raptor

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    The U.S. Army believes that a range of technologies could be available by 2050 that would effectively turn the average soldier into a cybernetically enhanced super soldier. A recent Department of Defense study predicted that enhanced vision, enhanced hearing, musculature control, and what amounts to telepathy would all become possible within 30 years, given the current pace of technological development.

    The report, Cyborg Soldier 2050: Human/Machine Fusion and the Implications for the Future of the DOD, gives a hint of what the Department of Defense forecasts for soldiers in the next 30 years. The U.S. Army’s Mad Scientist Blog highlights the executive summary. The report highlighted four specific technologies:

    “Ocular enhancements, to imaging, sight, and situational awareness.”

    Currently U.S. soldiers use bulky, relatively heavy night vision goggles to see in the dark. One possibility is the development of contact lenses with the same capability, perhaps even with a digital zoom that uses augmented reality to project critical data (enemy and friendly positions, routes, etc.) onto the wearer’s field of view.

    “Restoration and programmed muscular control through an optogenetic bodysuit.”

    A restorative suit could rejuvenate tired muscles, refreshing physically tired soldiers faster.

    “Auditory enhancement for communication and protection.”

    Hearing is critical on the battlefield, and currently soldiers wear noise-cancelling ear protection to screen out the din of weapons. The ear protection is relatively bulky though, and a much smaller, compact headset would be very useful.

    “Direct neural enhancement of the human brain for two-way data transfer.”

    This is the big one. Telepathy between human soldiers would be revolutionary, as the paper writes, allowing soldiers to instantly share information across the battlefield without the use of communications devices.

    Technological feasibility may not be the only issue that determines when and how soldiers receive such gear. Super sight, super muscles, super hearing, and telepathy could have profound implications on the broader society, implications that could slow down or speed up the military’s adoption. Telepathy, the holy grail of interpersonal communications for centuries, also will probably not come cheap, initially restricting its use to special operations forces.

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a29963287/us-army-cyborgs/
     
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    USA technology development path is wide, clear and bold.

    While for China... they are like Japan, just interest in money.


    China will become the world biggest economy.

    But the USA will be the leader of technology and culture.
     
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    Actually its not a bad thing to have a world strongest economy with a second best Army ..

    I think the reason for US technological advancements comes from their Of course bigger defense budget which goes to lots of R&D , than they have access to many EU technologies as well so a lot of ideas are exchanged, and than there is their Diverse population which does effect overall IQ to Americans, America open it self to every ethnicity race or religion which brings their unique cultures, People and Genes' all that combined with years of efforts makes them unrivaled in Military advancement so far.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/science...ly-diverse-parents-intelligent-ancestors.html
    https://www.west-info.eu/mixed-race-babies-are-more-intelligent/
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeand...-taller-smarter-children-says-extensive-study

    China and Russia to me are very close knit societies , not very open towards outsiders or large immigration's , but hopefully it will change soon , and they have barely access to EU technologies which could give them a lot of improvements but of course geopolitics comes in a way .

    Russia needs to work on Economy , with Money pouring in they have ability ,capability , talent and manpower to match Americans , but they are short of money ..

    China on the other hand have money, Economy booming and catching up fast in many ways to America .
     
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    Enemy will have to call Dr Who to fight them.
     
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    Assuming that these Cyborgs would be autonomous and not a fusion of Humans/machines, hence for Cyborg soldiers to succeed, the critical element is the "Energy Source" of the Cyborgs. With all due respects, this bull.shi.t about hydrocarbons, batteries and other nonsense is not going to work. So, someone needs to find a new energy source.