Tomorrow's soldiers could be able to
run at Olympic speeds and will be able to go for days without food or
sleep, if new research into gene manipulation is successful. According
to the U.S. Army's plans for the future, their soldiers will be able to
carry huge weights, live off their fat stores for extended periods and
even regrow limbs blown apart by bombs.
plans were revealed by novelist Simon Conway, who was granted
behind-the-scenes access to the Pentagon's high-tech Defence Advanced
Research Projects Agency.
GM troops on the horizon? Pentagon
scientists are working on genetic manipulation that would give their
soldiers superhuman qualities. File picture
With a budget of almost $2billion a
year DARPA, established in 1958 after the USSR's first successful space
mission shocked America, has a goal of maintaining U.S. technological
dominance on the battlefield.
it's many ambitious projects, the agency is working on an exoskeleton
that will allow soldiers to run faster and lift prodigious weights. But
its most controversial work involves genetic modification.
is working on triggering genes that will make soldiers' bodies able to
convert fat into energy more efficiently so they are able to go days
without eating while in the warzone.
plump soldiers able to go on deployment for days living just off their
own body fat, that would free up space in their kit bags hitherto used
for ration packs.
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