DARPA Could Be the First to Connect Man and Machinery

DARPA Could Be the First to Connect Man and Machinery

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking to spend millions in taxpayer funds to advance technology that could enhance the human brain. In other words: the government wants to make soldiers into cyborgs that can communicate directly with computers.

And while this technology “is still a long ways away”, DARPA is recruiting “a diverse set of experts in an attempt to accelerate the project’s development” and expedite “breakthroughs in neuroscience, synthetic biology, low-power electronics, photonics and medical-device manufacturing needed before the device could be used.”

The Pentagon is hoping DARPA can develop an implant that allows for human/computer interface in order to enhance aural and visual fields. The agency has suggested that this technology could be used on injured veterans and service men and women with disabilities.

The agency explicitly stated that this program “is not intended for military applications.”

Philip Alveda, project manager for DARPA, explained that the goal of the proposed implant is to “open the channel between the human brain and modern electronics.”

DARPA would like a small implantable device, “no larger than one cubic centimeter, or roughly the size of two stacked nickels”, which could convert neurons in the brain into electronic signals and provide unprecedented “data-transfer bandwidth between the human brain and the digital world.”

DARPA has been on a mission to improve soldier’s abilities, working with the human genome to manipulate certain gene expressions. In experimentation, DARPA and the military industrial pharmaceutical complex are using natural abilities that are enhanced through genetic engineering.

The definition of human enhancement pertains to everything that “encompasses a range of approaches that may be used to improve aspects of human function (e.g. memory, hearing, mobility). This may either be for the purpose of restoring an impaired function to previous or average levels, or to raise function to a level considered to be ‘beyond the norm’ for humans.”

Some of the medical feats DARPA would like to enhance are the ability of military soldiers to regrow limbs destroyed in battle.

By eliminating empathy, the Department of Defense (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.”

Scientists are researching the construction of soldiers that feel no pain, terror and do not suffer from fatigue as tests on the wiring of the human brain are furthered by Jonathan Moreno, professor of bioethics at Pennsylvania State University. Moreno is working with the DoD in understanding neuroscience. The Pentagon allocated $400 million to this research.

Further study could be passed onto the general public in order to maximize profits as well as enhance the drug’s effectiveness.

According to Joel Garreau, professor at Arizona University, DARPA is learning how to genetically modify human fat into pure energy by rewiring the metabolic switch which would create soldiers that require less food. By using gene therapy and combining enhancements to alter the color of the human eye is a blending of mutations that have no basis in the natural world.

Roger Pitman , professor of psychiatry at Harvard University is experimenting with propranolol which is a beta blocker that is believed to erase “terrifying memories”, soldiers are subjected to more research while serving to alleviate the psychological effects of war.

Moreno explains: “The problem is: what else are they blocking when they do this? Do we want a generation of veterans who return without guilt?”

Allan Snyder, professor of neuroscience in Australia, has been working to understand how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can effect higher mental processing with the use of magnetic fields to promote unfettered reasoning.

The US Academy of Sciences reported in 2009 that they expected to be successful in using TMS against soldiers to “enhance [their] fighting capabilities.” Moreno reveals that TMS helmets could be used in battlefields to expand a soldier’s technical expertise and become a more proficient marksman and master electronics used in training exercises.


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