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

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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  • by ae1294 ( 1547521 ) on Monday December 31, 2012 @04:40PM (#42435741) Journal

    (some poor bastard has to stand there and watch you piss from my understanding.)

    This is why I never understood the mil's problem with the gays.. Officer Gaylord was always polite and willing to go the extra mile and shake your dick off for you after the piss test. That kind of dedication to such a crap detail really goes to show just how far gays can excel in a military environment as team members and friends with benefits for the enlisted man...

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