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(Wired)   "So far, the US military has been extremely reluctant to embrace human biological modification, or 'biomods.' And that could result in a veritable mutant gap"   (wired.com) divider line 125
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2012-12-27 06:35:36 PM

Wangiss: Deus Ex is my favorite game. May it live forever on my secret virtual optical drive on my thumb drive. I can play it on any computer without installing.

Damn Terrorists.


Are you a wizard?

How you do this thing?
 
2012-12-27 06:36:19 PM
I saw this movie / read this book / played this game / watched this anime... it did not end well.
 
2012-12-27 06:36:21 PM

Edwardo17: Genetically engineered super soldiers, you say?



Sure, as long as they look like this.


Fred, kelly, linda and john laugh at your feeble space marines.
◀mjolnirmkiv.jpg▶
/DUNNO HOW TO LINK ON SMARTPHONE :(
/someone gimme a hand hur
 
2012-12-27 06:39:50 PM

Jim_Callahan: skinink: Just to let ther gov't know: when they are ready to go forward with this, you should pick me as a test subject because I was great at Deux Ex.
[img202.imageshack.us image 515x640]

I'll one-up you. I was good at that game, but also have patience for one with similar themes and a pacing closer to an actual human research trial:

[wiki.eveonline.com image 287x187]


Your lack of faction implants makes me question your ability.

/I never had them either
 
2012-12-27 06:41:31 PM

Baumli: Edwardo17: Genetically engineered super soldiers, you say?



Sure, as long as they look like this.

Fred, kelly, linda and john laugh at your feeble space marines.
◀mjolnirmkiv.jpg▶
/DUNNO HOW TO LINK ON SMARTPHONE :(
/someone gimme a hand hur


Put the following in between a less than and greater than symbols
img src = "link.html"
 
2012-12-27 06:41:54 PM

Fano: NexusSix: Our biochem corpus is far more advanced, and their...ethical inflexibility...is allowing us to make progress in areas they wouldn't even consider.

*greasel purr*

Is this Kane of the Brotherhood of Nod?


green greasy greasels
 
2012-12-27 06:42:04 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [i.imgur.com image 528x376]


Nice, very nice. I knew my memory was piqued by something and that was it.
 
2012-12-27 06:42:35 PM
Bollocks, Mulder and Scully have been investigating this since the mid-90s or so.
 
2012-12-27 06:42:49 PM
cdn.gamerant.com

Really? I'm the first?
 
2012-12-27 06:42:59 PM
Subby's mom already has a mutant gap.
 
2012-12-27 06:45:12 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: mjjt: Obviously no-one will ever accept enhanced people

[i47.tinypic.com image 284x177]

It's one thing to be mechanically enhanced due to loss of limb, and entirely another to be genetically engineered from birth. See the movie Gattica for an idea on how that would work out.


I'm not sure that's true - l think it will creep in almost unseen and undebated. The technology will become available and will be used ahead of any ethical decisions.

The debate over what sort of mechanical enhancement is legit only came after the technology.

We already accept in utero biological repairs of hearts, stomachs etc

Genetic repair for single gene problems (Huntingtons?) is the next step

And there is a pretty fuzzy line between fixing and enhancing.
 
2012-12-27 06:45:26 PM

BumpInTheNight: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x314]

An army of Tabithas cannot fail!

/Okay,if I put a new keyboard on your tab? Because you just made me snort coffee all over mine...
 
2012-12-27 06:46:32 PM
Moo!

inethub.olvi.net.ua
 
2012-12-27 06:46:44 PM

President Merkin Muffley: Wangiss: Deus Ex is my favorite game. May it live forever on my secret virtual optical drive on my thumb drive. I can play it on any computer without installing.

Damn Terrorists.

Are you a wizard?

How you do this thing?


DAEMON Tools Lite will allow you to run a .ISO file (a CD image) as though it were a real CD. So you can store CDs and DVDs on a thumb drive. You can also install games directly on the thumb drive. Make sure to run them on a fast USB port or they'll be slow.

DO NOT download DAEMON Tools Lite from any source that asks you to download other files with it, pay a fee, or give out your personal information.
 
2012-12-27 06:47:53 PM
Came for the Strangelove references, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-12-27 06:48:28 PM
Approves
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120404140659/xmenmovies/image s /thumb/1/15/2.jpg/300px-2.jpg
 
2012-12-27 06:48:34 PM
You can put StarCraft and other such fun games on a thumb drive as well. Think of walking around with emulators and roms in your pocket. Good times.
 
2012-12-27 06:55:16 PM
"The Russians had a beard!"
 
2012-12-27 06:57:58 PM
Hey, I went to high school with that guy. Crazy stuff.

/look at me contributing to the conversation.
 
2012-12-27 07:04:06 PM

gaslight: You know who else wanted genetically superior soldiers?


jheesh, pretty far into the thread. nice work gaslight.
 
2012-12-27 07:05:07 PM

phlegmmo: "Mr. President, we must not allow a mutant gap!"


Came for that, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-12-27 07:06:32 PM

Lexx: It's only a matter of time, really. *EVENTUALLY* we'll see genetic engineering of humans at a level which enables us to overcome disease, cancer, loss of vitality to aging, etc. The only question is when.


You mean, who?
 
2012-12-27 07:07:15 PM

It's Me Bender: www.amazing1.com

Bring it on, pigs.


do those things actually work? i mean, a cap, a coil, and sparkgap in dish casts a magic EMP beam? powerful enough to, what, knock out a laptop at 14 inches, ineffective by 14 feet?.
 
2012-12-27 07:07:22 PM
Unacceptable.

I want machines in my body.

I want to make sweet, sweet love to a tentacle monster.
 
2012-12-27 07:07:54 PM
Have we forgotten the lessons of Operation Infinite Walrus?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-27 07:10:08 PM
So... The future of war... Is a Bioshock game?
Neat!
 
2012-12-27 07:12:56 PM

Wangiss: President Merkin Muffley: Wangiss: Deus Ex is my favorite game. May it live forever on my secret virtual optical drive on my thumb drive. I can play it on any computer without installing.

Damn Terrorists.

Are you a wizard?

How you do this thing?

DAEMON Tools Lite will allow you to run a .ISO file (a CD image) as though it were a real CD. So you can store CDs and DVDs on a thumb drive. You can also install games directly on the thumb drive. Make sure to run them on a fast USB port or they'll be slow.

DO NOT download DAEMON Tools Lite from any source that asks you to download other files with it, pay a fee, or give out your personal information.


Ah, thanks for the info. Not going to use daemon tools ever again. It completely hosed my install of server 2003. Poweriso4lyfe.
 
2012-12-27 07:17:26 PM
So, six million dollars?
 
2012-12-27 07:21:42 PM

Edwardo17: Genetically engineered super soldiers, you say?

[i.imgur.com image 850x531]

Sure, as long as they look like this.


Become a virtually immortal 8 foot tall battle armored badass that borders on being superhuman?

Yeah, I could go for that.
 
2012-12-27 07:33:42 PM

Lexx: It's only a matter of time, really. *EVENTUALLY* we'll see genetic engineering of humans at a level which enables us to overcome disease, cancer, loss of vitality to aging, etc. The only question is when.


It's far more likely that the first ones will allow for auto-vibrating, everlasting hardons or skin that doesn't age.

Who cares about cancer when we can keep farkin well past our 90th birthday?
 
2012-12-27 07:35:34 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [i.imgur.com image 528x376]


first thing I thought of.
 
2012-12-27 07:39:01 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
This is what I expected when I was a kid. War I am disappoint.
 
2012-12-27 07:46:22 PM

President Merkin Muffley: Not going to use daemon tools ever again.


It's pretty stunning that after all this time, Microsoft hasn't provided a solution for this. Every other OS on Earth can mount ISOs without resorting to third party software. Microsoft still distributes much of its software on ISO, yet Windows can't mount it without help.
 
2012-12-27 07:57:00 PM

Emposter: Become a virtually immortal 8 foot tall battle armored badass that borders on being superhuman?

Yeah, I could go for that.


Borders on? Poison resistance, poison spit, being able to bite through metal, fused ribs, bullet resistant skin, increased healing and strength (amongst others) isn't enough to be superhuman?
 
2012-12-27 07:58:56 PM

Edwardo17: Genetically engineered super soldiers, you say?

[i.imgur.com image 850x531]

Sure, as long as they look like this.


Came here for Warhammer 40k, leaving BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD.
 
2012-12-27 07:59:53 PM

t3knomanser: President Merkin Muffley: Not going to use daemon tools ever again.

It's pretty stunning that after all this time, Microsoft hasn't provided a solution for this. Every other OS on Earth can mount ISOs without resorting to third party software. Microsoft still distributes much of its software on ISO, yet Windows can't mount it without help.


Windows 8 does this.
 
2012-12-27 08:00:16 PM

DerAppie: Emposter: Become a virtually immortal 8 foot tall battle armored badass that borders on being superhuman?

Yeah, I could go for that.

Borders on? Poison resistance, poison spit, being able to bite through metal, fused ribs, bullet resistant skin, increased healing and strength (amongst others) isn't enough to be superhuman?


You also get a kickass chainsword. And, if you're really lucky, a psyker.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-27 08:07:08 PM
Brings to mind the new DVD "Futurama 7" episode 7 "The Six Million Dollar Mon"! "Hermes replaces his body parts with mighty mechanical upgrades". Hilarity ensues when Dr. Zoidberg makes a new Hermes out of his cast off human parts!

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2012-12-27 08:23:16 PM
Wangiss: DAEMON Tools Lite will allow you to run a .ISO file (a CD image) as though it were a real CD.

sudo mount -o loop ~/somefile.iso ~/somepath
 
2012-12-27 08:42:49 PM

StoPPeRmobile: So, six million dollars?


Why build one when you can have two for twice the price?
farm4.static.flickr.com
BTW bionics were nuclear powered and detectable with a geiger counter outside the body. I hope they didn't get brain cancer from the eye and the ear by now.
 
2012-12-27 08:44:01 PM

Foxxinnia: The Pentagon's human-alien hybrid program has been shackled with inefficiencies since the early 80's with Reagan's numerous budget cuts. Reagan, Weinberger, and Bush misinterpreted the reasons behind the Human-Alien Genetic Hybridization program's failure to deliver on their stated goals with their XXO-0079i prototype. They, naturally, saw things through their small government perspective, while the HAGH's problems were more rooted in the Carter administration's more holistic defense aims which neutered HAGH's funding and flexibility. The DoD pawned HAGH's responsibilities off to a number of defense contractors in an effort to spur innovation through competition, but the division of talent only resulted in a number of programs too small and lacking in expertise to produce human-alien hybrids with any real practicality. While the diversity of contractor backgrounds certainly made for innovative concepts, they simply were not feasible and the hybridization aspects were often overshadowed by the contractor's primary development aims.

Take for instance, General Dynamics' ill-fated "Dallara" prototypes which spliced Whadrian psychonetic genes with human fetuses which were then incubated for 15-months in a HGH/VZX-based slurry. The souls were then extracted in a F-class exorcism and placed in a Stryker. The soul would then utilize Whadrian sub-neural soothe-melodies to place passengers and Stryker operators into a hyper-aware fugue state. We all know that the initial results showed that the Whadrian-induced states were great for improving soldier awareness (soldiers spotting camouflaged enemies at over 15000 yards with only their eyes) and endurance (5.2 shots to the torso before experiencing any pain). But only one additional exposure to the soothe-melodies resulted in the soldiers' brains collapsing into themselves and leaving them with the same mental acuity as a Gila Monster. $1.6 Billion down the drain because General Dynamics did not have any communication with SAI ...


I'm not saying its aliens, but...

/am I issuing a reference here?
 
2012-12-27 08:46:58 PM
Build a Macron.
 
2012-12-27 08:56:25 PM
Qualities that today must be honed by years of training and education could be installed in a relative instant by, say, an injection or a targeted burst of electricity to the brain.

I know Kung Fu.
 
2012-12-27 09:05:58 PM
U.S military? Bio-modification?
media.comicvine.com
You rang?
 
2012-12-27 09:08:15 PM
My recommendation is Old Man's War by John Scalzi, great entertaining read about this very subject.
 
2012-12-27 09:09:21 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Rindred: Just gotta find the right serum and use injectors to turn ours into unstoppable soldiers - that'll be acceptable, right?

[i.somethingawful.com image 450x352]

Rifts reference on the play: automatic first down.

/Be careful that "He Who Shall Not Be Named" doesn't unleash his cadre of copyright lawyers on ya.
//And he will.


Chat's a negative chummer.
 
2012-12-27 09:41:18 PM
And we know that the US military isn't doing secret research into this how? From the practical military perspective you would be looking at tech you could apply to soldiers after they join. Why would we want the rest of the world to know we were doing it? Harder to steal a secret you don't even know exist. Not to mention the objections that various anti-science groups masquerading as ethicist would raise.

The reality is that enhancement bio mods are just around the corner, if first world countries don't permit them, those who can afford to will seek them out elsewhere.
 
2012-12-27 09:41:18 PM
Nem Wan: The Indians did it cheaper in the '90s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p4GVEeg1DI
 
2012-12-27 09:43:44 PM

CygnusDarius:
You also get a kickass chainsword. And, if you're really lucky, a psyker.

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 803x1200]



Nice dress, pinhead
 
2012-12-28 12:24:00 AM
when they start making elves, be worried
 
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