The U.S. Military Is Creating Iron Men, Super Soldiers And Terminator Robots To Fight Future Wars

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The wars of the future are very likely going to resemble many of the science fiction movies that we are watching right now.   The U.S. military is in a global race to create the “technologies of the future”, and some of the things that they are coming up with are disturbing to say the least.  Are you ready for future conflicts where “Iron Men”, “super soldiers”, “Terminator robots”, and autonomous drones do most of the killing?  Are you ready for American soldiers that have been genetically modified to perform superhuman feats of strength, run at superhuman speeds and even regrow limbs?  The truth is that all of this stuff is being developed right now and most Americans have no idea that it is happening.

Have you enjoyed watching the “Iron Man” movies that have come out in recent years?  Tens of millions of Americans have flocked to see those films, and now they are being used as inspiration to create a new generation of “exoskeletons” for U.S. soldiers.  In fact, it is being reported that this revolutionary new “smart armor” was specifically “inspired by Tony Stark’s legendary nano suit used in the Iron Man movie series“.  This armor is currently being developed at MIT, and according to the BBC this armor will give U.S. troops “superhuman strength”…

The US Army is working to develop “revolutionary” smart armour that would give its troops “superhuman strength”.

It is calling on the technology industry, government labs and academia to help build the Iron Man-style suit.

Other exoskeletons that allow soldiers to carry large loads much further have already been tested by the army.

The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (Talos) would have such a frame but would also have layers of smart materials fitted with sensors.

The suit would also need to have wide-area networking and a wearable computer similar to Google Glass, the US Army said.

Most people would not object to high tech armor for the military, but what about genetically modifying soldiers themselves?

That is an entirely different thing altogether.

In a previous article, I included a quote from a Daily Mail article that discussed how DARPA is now working on ways to create “super soldiers” that will be able to run at Olympic speeds and regrow limbs that have been blown off…

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.

The 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.

How in the world could those things possibly be accomplished?

Through genetic modification of course.

A different Daily Mail article explained how this might work

Most gene modification techniques involve placing genetically modified DNA inside a virus and injecting it into the human body. The virus then enters human cells, and its modified DNA attaches itself to the human DNA inside those cells.

But should we really be using viruses to modify the DNA of our soldiers?

Should we really be modifying the DNA of anyone?

Of course not.

This is very dangerous territory.  Just because we now have the ability to “play God” and alter human DNA does not mean that we should.  If our scientists are not careful, they could end up creating monsters far beyond what anyone could imagine right now.  And once Pandora’s Box is opened and these super soldiers start spreading their DNA around, it simply will not be possible to put the genie back into the bottle.

Another area where the U.S. military is pushing boundaries is in the field of robotics.  For example, Northrop Grumman has developed a 1 1/2-ton unmanned killing machine that is known as MADSS

The MADSS is one mean robot. Developed by defense industry leader Northrop Grumman and currently being showcased at the Fort Benning, Ga. “Robotics Rodeo,” the MADSS is a 1 1/2-ton unmanned ground vehicle designed to provide soldiers with covering fire while cutting down targets.

Make no mistake, it’s an automatic shooting machine, But it requires people to operate it and set targets. The MADSS — Mobile Armed Dismount Support System — tracks and fires on targets only once it gets the green light. It won’t shoot unless a soldier is directing it.

It’s half killer robot, half killer giant remote-control car. While its top speed hasn’t been stated, Northrop Grumman has said that it can follow troops on foot at about five miles an hour over rough terrain that conventional combat vehicles would find impassable.

But a remote control vehicle is one thing.

A “Terminator-like Atlas robot” is another.

Right now, Boston Dynamics is working on a 330 pound humanoid robot that looks like something out of a bad science fiction movie…

Finally, there’s fresh footage of Boston Dynamics’ Terminator-like Atlas robot, which was unveiled earlier this year. The 6-foot, 330-pound humanoid, which may or may not be a future robot infantryman, is designed to use tools and walk over rough terrain.

Check it out stomping over several boxes of rocks like nobody’s business, and then standing on one foot while being hit with a swinging weight.

Of course, it laughs on the inside at these pathetic human challenges.

You can view Atlas in action right here

And personally, I think that the very human-looking robot known as “Petman” is even creepier.

You can see “Petman” in action right here…

As long as humans are controlling this kind of technology, at least there are some safety checks.

But what if we started creating killing machines that made their own decisions?

That sounds crazy, but according to a recent National Journal article that is exactly what is being developed.  As you read this, scientists are working on ways to enable drones “to make even lethal decisions autonomously”…

Scientists, engineers and policymakers are all figuring out ways drones can be used better and more smartly, more precise and less damaging to civilians, with longer range and better staying power. One method under development is by increasing autonomy on the drone itself.

Eventually, drones may have the technical ability to make even lethal decisions autonomously: to respond to a programmed set of inputs, select a target and fire their weapons without a human reviewing or checking the result. Yet the idea of the U.S. military deploying a lethal autonomous robot, or LAR, is sparking controversy. Though autonomy might address some of the current downsides of how drones are used, they introduce new downsides policymakers are only just learning to grapple with.

The basic conceit behind a LAR is that it can outperform and outthink a human operator. “If a drone’s system is sophisticated enough, it could be less emotional, more selective and able to provide force in a way that achieves a tactical objective with the least harm,” said Purdue University Professor Samuel Liles. “A lethal autonomous robot can aim better, target better, select better, and in general be a better asset with the linked ISR [intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance] packages it can run.”

Would you be comfortable with unmanned drones flying over your neighborhood that are able to decide on their own whether to kill you or not?

I certainly would not be.

This kind of reminds me of the killer drones in the new movie “Oblivion” that Tom Cruise starred in.  I certainly would never want such technology being used to patrol the streets of America.

And what if we lose control over this kind of technology once it becomes widespread someday?

In the past, such notions where laughable.  They were used as plots for bad science fiction movies and that was about it.

But now we are moving into a time when science fiction is becoming science reality.

Are you ready for that?

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth. His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

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  • jim

    War is so stupid. Who are we fighting? Ourselves. Just imagine an outsider looking down on earth. Humans everywhere arguing with each other. Inventing things to kill each other. What the H?

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      It is true. We just keep inventing new ways to kill ourselves.

      Michael

    • Hammerstrike

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    • Faris

      Yeah! you right! why would America will make a robot for future wars? they think war it’s just a Game?! NO!
      war it’s were all human war by them self… if America make Robot’s for war in future,all of human can die….

  • K

    Yeah great idea to give robots and drones the kill decision. You will have a new category, of death by malfunction.

  • becca

    Lets all plan to hack into the drones mainframe and send them to d.c. on a clean up mission.

  • DJohn1

    Nothing could possibly go wrong . . . wong . . . wng . . .
    With the majority of the Human population in India and China there is a little problem. It happened all ready in Korea in the 50s. The Chinese method of warfare is to send human waves of expendible people against their enemies. One million Chinese soldiers dead, one enemy dead. Pretty soon no more enemies left to fight. That is the history. That is the Chinese logic of war.
    You can tell a lot by the war games people play. Russians love chess which is basically a strategy game. The Chinese use GO. GO wins by surrounding your enemy and then eliminating that enemy.

    So how do you fight huge populations of soldiers? Terminator type robots is one way to go.
    Problem is money is no object to these idiots!
    All of this technology costs huge amounts of money to develop, build, and finally put on assembly lines that are also probably automated. No problem, we just raise taxes on the all ready over-taxed working people of this country.
    China is winning. They have taken those expendible people and made cheap labor out of them to supply the world with retail goods at prices no one else can do it for. The end result is that the Chinese will own the world before it is over with. From previous articles, this is all ready far along towards happening not just here but all over the planet.
    The main weapon against this takeover will be automation. Those expendible workers are obsolete! The key here is if a robot produces better than those cheap workers and it can be set up on site rather than 5-10,000 miles away. The transportation costs are the difference. These are the same robots we are developing as soldiers to go to war. The same technology can be used to produce a workerless society right here in the USA. Those robots have to be fueled, maintained, and repaired.
    That is the true revolution coming to everyone here in the United States and it has nothing to do with politics. It is going to be a strictly economic revolution.
    What that means is that there will be no income, no workers, and the government will have to find another way to produce taxes if it is going to survive at all.
    OR they will have to reduce the number of people they are servicing . . . and that is what scares me.

  • Political Vel Craft

    STOP THE MILITARY MACHINE’S DRAIN ON OUR ECONOMY ~ STOP THE LUNACY!!!

    • mcamello

      Then let Vladimir Putin’s highly armed soldiers walk over us without our own shields and rule every American like slaves of Russia. Would you agree to that?

  • Kevin

    Oh… my… God!
    Is this real?

    • K

      Yes, and these are just what they are admitting to.

  • SafetyViking

    I’ll worry about this kinda thing when I find myself in the middle of a battlefield. Or maybe I won’t. Dead is dead. Doesn’t matter to me how it happens, just that it eventually will….

  • wbonesteel

    The truth is, those ‘ironman’ suits have been in development for well over a decade.
    If you advertise yourself as the arbiter of truth, you may want to get some, yourself.

    • Hammerstrike

      It could have been done decades ago but the US military is not as technologically advanced that the US public and gov would like to believe!

      Back in 2003, the US army was reduced to looting Iraqi equippement for spare parts and the passanger aircrafts in Sept 2001 couldn´t be shot down because the USAAF fighters didn´t even have missiles on them!

  • Chey Barnes

    With machine integration enhancement.’ predictive programming is used to
    create a global collective intelligence system that will merge our biological
    bodies with machine intelligence – not just free-standing machines but
    nano-robots built into our bodies, making our brains machine-readable and
    interfaced with artificial neural networks. The transhumanist goal is a global
    collective intelligence system or a ‘hive mind’ where everyone has the exact
    same brain wave pattern and thinks the same thoughts and shares the same
    information with each other, on a global scale!

    The technology isn’t without its pluses. The non-biological portion of our
    intelligence can be billions of times more powerful than unaided human
    intelligence. Select groups can be enhanced with brain computer interfaces and
    trained to be more creative and vastly more intelligent. They can share
    thoughts and information freely without having to study the subject matter,
    expand memory and sharpen capacity for concentration. The new brain chips and
    transmitters can connect the brain wirelessly to the grid and allow the
    possessor to control a host of new electronics remotely by way of neural
    commands and to augment the senses. Imagine if your body never had to sleep or
    exercise, had millions of times more thinking power and energy, could
    photosynthesize its own food, heal wounds immediately, not feel pain or could
    live to be thousands of years old … living super-minds, immensely more
    powerful than ordinary human beings. Super
    soldiers with super vision, hearing and strength, super rulers vastly more
    intelligent etc etc.

    But remember I said select groups. Only
    the very super elite and wealthy will have access to the good benefits; the
    rest, I’m afraid, will be destined for short, meaningless lives of servitude.
    With the patenting of these new life forms, groups can be segregated and
    controlled by patent holders of specific genes related to the genetic makeup of
    certain groupings of people; they could then withhold medicines or other
    life-supporting systems designed solely for that genetic group.

    That is the ultimate goal of Transhuman eugenics – a ruling class with
    eternal youth, beauty and enhanced human capabilities and a slave class of
    non-thinking automatons living essentially in work camps.