DOD Says CYBORG Warriors Could be Deployed by 2050

The study, “Cyborg Soldier 2050: Human/Machine Fusion and the Implications for the Future of the DOD”, entailed a year-long assessment.  Written by a study group from the DoD Biotechnologies for Health and Human Performance Council, the study identified four capabilities as technically feasible by 2050:

• ocular enhancements to imaging, sight and situational awareness;
• restoration and programmed muscular control through an optogenetic bodysuit sensor web;
• auditory enhancement for communication and protection; and
• direct neural enhancement of the human brain for two-way data transfer.

Direct neural enhancements were pinpointed as a key technology in the projected suite of capabilities.

Thanks to CDR David Place (USN/Ret), davidplace47[at]gmail[dot]com, and Robin E. Alexander, President ATC, alexander technical[at]gmail[dot]com, for their assistance with this report.

David offers a free, comprehensive news report on unmanned systems and robotics, the Unmanned Systems News (USN), in PDF format that is distributed every week or two, as well as serial news flashes, from which this news update was sourced. To be included in his viewership, simply send a subscribe request to davidplace47[at]gmail[dot]com.

This update was sourced from USN Edition # 19 – 37, 19 December 2019.


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