US creates a new generation army
Hearing protection is an equally important aspect, and the new compact headset will be indispensable on the battlefield, saving the soldier from noise
One of the latest studies by the United States Department of Defense showed that by 2050 a whole series of new technologies may appear that will turn an ordinary soldier into a cybernetically improved fighter.
Given the rapid pace of development of biomedicine, over the next 30 years it will be possible to improve vision and hearing in multiple sizes, the development of muscle control and the introduction of technologies equivalent to telepathy. According to the US Department of Defense report “Cyborg Soldier 2050: The Importance of Man-Machine Fusion for the Future Department of Defense” (Cyborg Soldier 2050: Human / Machine Fusion and the Implications for the Future of the DOD), the US government’s long-term project provides insight what changes await the soldiers in the coming decades.
Four key studies are highlighted in the report, one of which is improving the ability to see in the dark. Currently, American soldiers use bulky night vision devices. New trends include the introduction of contact lenses with similar capabilities, probably even with digital zoom. Next, we consider the option of restoring the physical capabilities of a soldier, thanks to an optogenetic costume that will quickly help relieve muscle tension of emaciated soldiers, increasing strength and endurance.
Hearing protection is an equally important aspect, and the new compact headset will be indispensable on the battlefield, saving the soldier from noise. Currently, US troops use bulky anti-noise headphones.
According to the US Defense Department report, direct neural amplification of the human brain for two-way data transmission is the most difficult task to implement. This development will allow developing the capabilities of instant data exchange between soldiers on the battlefield without the use of communications. According to experts, the implementation of the plans of the Pentagon will be of great importance for the US Army.
Earlier, the US military has already tried to develop an implantable chip that can turn soldiers into an army of cyborgs by connecting their brains directly to computers. The development was carried out by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which claims that neural communication “will open the channel between the human brain and modern electronics.” This is not the first time that DARPA scientists have tried to create a brain-machine interface, but previous versions had limited functionality.