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Researcher Warns That Military Must Prepare For "Mutant" Future 179

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from the laser-eyes-forward dept.
Researcher Patrick Lin says that with the development of a wide range of technologies including: drugs, special nutrition, gene therapy and robotic implants, the military needs to plan for a future where soldiers have "mutant powers.” From the article: "If we don’t, we could find ourselves in big trouble down the road. Among the nightmare scenarios: Botched enhancements could harm the very soldiers they’re meant to help and spawn pricey lawsuits. Tweaked troopers could run afoul of international law, potentially sparking a diplomatic crisis every time the U.S. deploys troops overseas. And poorly planned enhancements could provoke disproportionate responses by America’s enemies, resulting in a potentially devastating arms race (PDF)."
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Researcher Warns That Military Must Prepare For "Mutant" Future

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  • Re:Mutant Powers? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by hot soldering iron (800102) on Monday December 31, 2012 @09:53PM (#42438183)

    You morons. I WAS a weapon. By the end of my training I would have have killed a bus full of nuns and orphans with a spoon, if so ordered. I wouldn't have cared about nationality or skin color or if they were good looking, just if they were the designated target or not. That's the wonder of intense psychological conditioning. Helsinki Syndrome isn't just a made up thing, it's the core of all intense military conditioning programs, and it sinks in even worse if you have Asperger Syndrome. It took me years to readjust to civilian life after separation.from the service. How did they de-militarize me? Gave me a two minute briefing about how I would be charged and tried by a military court if I talked about any classified actions I'd been a part of. Period. They stamped my paperwork, gave me my final paycheck, and said I had 24 hours to get off post.

    If there had been any hardware installed in me, they would have removed it or destroyed it, and only left something functioning (at bare minimal levels) if it was life-critical. The hardware may be military, but the biological portion is under contract. A pretty nasty contract, but still a legal binding agreement. If they perform any "elective medical procedures" you can be sure that they'll have the DOD's ass covered, and yours will be flapping in the breeze. And before someone mentions it: Secret medical experiments on troops (and civilians) are a f*cking tradition,for the military. Laws won't change that. You think that breaking a few laws means anything to a corp of cold-blooded killers?

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