The quest to developer super soldiers as initiated by United States government agencies like the infamous Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past decade. As you can see from Raytheon’s XOS 2 exoskeleton suit, the 2010-era system allows for superhuman strength and advanced mobility — but these suits are just the beginning.
The XOS 2 and similar variations are continually compared to the suit made famous in the comic strop (and now movie series) Iron Man, and for good reason. With further advancements, DARPA’s many projects in the field of ‘super human’ or even non-human soldier technology could soon be equipped with high powered ‘smart’ weaponry like in the movies. In fact, DARPA even has walking robots that resemble living creatures in the way that they move.
Autonomous DARPA Robots, Genetically Modified Soldiers
Known as autonomous robots, DARPA’s ‘robotic creatures’ can navigate and even jump over barriers without much of a challenge. The Pet-Proto robot, for example, resembles a robotic animal that can travel quickly over terrain that a human may find extremely limiting when it comes to mobility. DARPA’s latest ‘Cheetah’ robotic creation actually beats out Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt in terms of ground travel speed. The Cheetah can run at an astounding 28.3 miles per hour, which is 0.52 miles per hour faster than Bolt’s record.
In other words, virtually no living human could outrun the Cheetah.
But what if, instead of outperforming humans through robotic creations, the military instead decided to augment humans themselves? They’re also pursuing this angle, despite the limited knowledge on the subject of genetic modification and the concerning data regarding genetically modified organisms within the modern day food supply. As Russia Today reports, the Pentagon has actually gone public with plans to pursue human genetic modification in soldiers that would allow for the regeneration of limbs during battle.
The genetic alteration would allow for modified soldiers to re-grow limbs lost during battle, but also allow them to go for days and days without any food or sleep.
“Soldiers would be able to run at Olympic speeds, carry large weights and go without sleep and without food,” explained one novelist who was given a behind-the-scenes look at the information from DARPA.
Overall, the developments from DARPA coincide with movements like the 2045 program (and transhumanism) in which the wealthy elite fund projects that believe will generate artificial bodies intended to allow for them to ‘live forever’. In the end, those who control the technology ultimately end up controlling those who utilize it. Whether it’s in the short term with ‘smart gun’ firearms remotely controlled via RFID by the government (allowing remote access to render the firearm useless) or the long term in which implantable RFID chips are controlled in the same manner — it comes down to control.