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DARPA Spending $62 Million to Create Military Cyborgs

21st Century Wire says…

Science fiction is now science fact.

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The Pentagon’s research agency, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is set to spend $62 million on developing an implantable microchip, roughly the size of one cubic centimeter, that will allow the human brain to directly communicate with computer systems.

DARPA’s program director for the project says the implant is seeking to “open the channel between the human brain and modern electronics.”

A statement from DARPA said it will enable “data-transfer bandwidth between the human brain and the digital world, feeding digital auditory or visual information into the brain.”

The research agency claims the project is not intended for military purposes, yet experts believe it will have many military applications. While it could potentially restore senses to injured veterans, it could also be used to heighten the senses of perfectly healthy soldiers.

Moreover, let us not forget that it is the Pentagon, the military’s central command, whom controls the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Either way, DARPA is seeking to perfect the cyborg– an individual with both organic and mechanical body parts.

If this device could be used to heighten the awareness of an individual’s surroundings, could it also be manipulated to present a misleading perspective on what is happening around the implanted person?

Could a soldier be manipulated into believing something was happening due to a certain message being transmitted to the implant, when in actual fact something entirely different was occurring in reality?

Such devices present incredibly hard questions for accountability.

However, Steven Pinker, a cognitive scientist from Harvard, is sceptical that the device could ever work:

“We have little to no idea how exactly the brain codes complex information”

“My guess is that it’s a waste of taxpayer dollars.”

Despite these concerns, DARPA is pressing ahead with the project.

Do you think we are now a step closer to cyborg super soldiers, or just wasting $62 million?

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