Stated in the National Intelligence Council (NIC) report entitled, “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds” the advancements in “neuro-enhancements could provide superior memory recall or speed of thought. Brain-machine interfaces could provide ‘superhuman’ abilities, enhancing strength and speed, as well as providing functions not previously available.”
Biologically enhanced soldiers could display “mutant powers” that could give the US Armed Forces an advantage. Referred to as biological modifications, or biomods, researchers into microbiology, physics and working to protect national security are collaborating with the Scitor Corporation to amplify the evolution of biomods.
Scitor is a private corporation that specializes in aerospace defense, technology and engineering for US government agencies such as the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Air Force. They are owned by the equity firm Leonard Green & Partners (LGP).
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) began using science to biologically modify troops under a program called Metabolic Dominance in 2002. The purpose of the MD program was “to develop novel strategies that exploit and control the mechanisms of energy production, metabolism, and utilization during short periods of deployment requiring unprecedented levels of physical demand.”
By eliminating empathy, the DoD hopes to “enhance” a soldier’s ability to “kill without care or remorse, shows no fear, can fight battle after battle without fatigue and generally behave more like a machine than a man.”