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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
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11843 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Dec 2012 at 5:29 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-27 06:15:55 PM  
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Obviously no-one will ever accept enhanced people

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2012-12-27 05:56:57 PM  
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2012-12-27 05:34:54 PM  
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2012-12-28 02:22:23 AM  
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http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012 /12/andrew-herr/

Rather appropriate...
2012-12-27 08:56:25 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:42:49 PM  
1 vote:

StoPPeRmobile: So, six million dollars?

Why build one when you can have two for twice the price?
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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 08:23:16 PM  
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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 06:45:12 PM  
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Dingleberry Dickwad: mjjt: Obviously no-one will ever accept enhanced people

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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 06:31:14 PM  
1 vote:
Well if the U.S. military falls too far behind they can always contact Major League Baseball about their program.
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2012-12-27 06:27:01 PM  
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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 SAIC who had discovered this four years earlier.

All HAGH programs are under Pegasus Global Holdings now and are producing hybrids of some meager quality. Some nights I experience hyper-dimensional dreams caused by an accidental hybridization with a Vlan brain-fruit which show me where we would be if HAGH wasn't split up and I weep crystal tears. The decades we in Dimension AXDD1992855939221 lost due to politics getting in the way of hybridization is just that painful to me and my Vlan emotional cortex.
2012-12-27 06:20:50 PM  
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mjjt: Obviously no-one will ever accept enhanced people

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You can use all the fancy words you like, they're still witches to me.
2012-12-27 06:02:06 PM  
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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.

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2012-12-27 05:58:52 PM  
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Just gotta find the right serum and use injectors to turn ours into unstoppable soldiers - that'll be acceptable, right?

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2012-12-27 05:46:51 PM  
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Yeah, lets make a lot of mutants. That'll be the one thing our military needs! Cancer. Lots and lots of cancer.
2012-12-27 05:46:40 PM  
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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.
2012-12-27 05:46:05 PM  
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2012-12-27 05:40:22 PM  
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phlegmmo: "Mr. President, we must not allow a mutant gap!"
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Clearly the only answer is to breed prodigiously. Do we have any experts on this here?
2012-12-27 05:39:32 PM  
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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.
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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:

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2012-12-27 05:36:45 PM  
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Mutants you say?

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2012-12-27 05:36:29 PM  
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"Mr. President, we must not allow a mutant gap!"
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