Military and Civilian Cyborgs by 2050

aA href=”https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/mad-scientist/m/articles-of-interest/300458″>A DoD Biotechnologies for Health and Human Performance Council (BHPC; Alexandria, VA) study group surveyed a wide range of current and emerging technologies relevant to assisting and augmenting human performance in many domains. They looked at * auditory (hearing) enhancement for communication and protection; and * direct neural enhancement of the human brain for …

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DARPA wants to combine DC’s Aquaman sea life control and Cyborg powers to monitor the oceans

DARPA wants to use genetically modified sealife that is integrated with electronics in order to monitor the oceans. The Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) program envisions using the natural sensing capabilities of marine organisms to detect the presence of underwater vehicles in strategic waters such as straits and littoral regions. PALS technology would register organisms’ …

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Bionic lens can make vision three times better than 20-20

The Bionic Lens is a dynamic lens that replaces the natural lens inside the eye via one of the most common and successful procedures in medicine – cataract surgery. Once there, the lens restores clear vision at all distances without any visual quality problems. It can auto-regulate within the eye by connecting to the muscles …

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Company to implant RFID chips into employees

Three Square Market claims it will be the first company in the United States to implant chips in its employees. RFID (Radio Frequency ID) chips would allow those employees who volunteer to participate in the program to open doors, pay for purchases, share business cards, store medical information, pay for stuff at other RFID terminals …

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DARPA and ASU electrical brain stimulation could boost learning and memory by 30 percent

Stephen Helms Tillery wants to make you smarter — by electrically stimulating your brain. This work was done at Arizona Stat University. The Arizona State University neuroscientist has been awarded funding for a four-year study to develop a method of brain stimulation that may boost learning and retention up to 30 percent. The money comes …

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink goal is a cyborg whole brain mind computer interface with an AI cloud and other people

There have never been more than a couple hundred electrodes in a human brain at once. When it comes to vision, that equals a super low-res image. The Neuralink team threw out the number “one million simultaneously recorded neurons” when talking about an interface that could really change the world. Wait but Why got weeks …

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OPEC and Russia will likely not extend production cuts past June and their could be a new oil price war

Saudi Arabia had forecast a collapse in output from Russia’s mature fields. Instead, production has risen in the past two years to an all-time high of 11.2 million bpd, partly because a devaluation in the ruble reduced production costs. Russia has yet to deliver on the pledged cuts, while Saudi Arabia has cut its production …

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Best near term gains for future US Navy would be improved targeting, better robotic vehicles, high velocity projectiles and railguns

During a House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, ranking member Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) asked the panelists – representing the studies conducted by a Navy team, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and the MITRE Corporation – what the first investments ought to be to achieve the teams’ visions …

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US still not killing Space Launch System and not yet engaging Spacex for Mars

There is a $19.5 billion funding bill that has been approved by the US congress. This is a slight increase from last years $19.3 billion funding. It is more of the same NASA funding that has been mostly repeating since George Bush 2 and even George Bush 1 and Clinton and Obama. The new plan …

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X-Tesla manager wil make a Swedish Gigabattery factory

a former Tesla top manager Peter Carlsson will build Europe’s largest battery factory – in Sweden. The project is estimated to cost 40 billion krona (US$4.4 billion) and is expected to create thousands of jobs. The investment company Vargas – with financier Harald Mix in the forefront – stepped in as major shareholder in North …

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2 tesla Magnetic Shield placed at Mars Lagrange point would shield Martian atmosphere for affordable partial terraforming

An inflatable structure(s) can generate a magnetic dipole field at a level of perhaps 1 or 2 Tesla (or 10,000 to 20,000 Gauss) as an active shield against the solar wind and allow the Martian atmosphere to thicken overtime. Mars atmosphere would naturally thicken over time, which lead to many new possibilities for human exploration …

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