Sep 25, 2014

The Transhumanist Scrapbook: The Sleepless Self-Healing Super-Soldier


Yesterday I blogged about the plans of some mad scientists and equally insane corporate backers to create “micro humans” to grow and harvest organs and for “test subjects”, a project that I find so vile and anathema I scarcely have the words to describe the depth of my disgust. But there’s a military agenda too, and while my co-author of Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas, Dr. Scott D. deHart and I outlined these in that book, it is worth pointing out that this military agenda is very much a part of the transhumanist technological agenda:

US Army: ‘Super Soldier’ Genetically Modified Humans Won’t Need Food, Sleep

There’s an important admission in this article, or rather, an important suggestion, that invites my high octane speculation of the day, and I cite this suggestion, which occurs in the at the end of the third opening paragraph, in the context of the opening paragraphs of the article:
“The next frontier of genetic modification is not centered around a certain fruit or vegetable, but humans. More specifically, military personnel. Genetically modified humans is the next venture for biotechnology companies working with the United States military, with the admitted goal of producing a ‘super soldier’ that does not require food or sleep to perform Olympic-style physical feats.
“The genetically modified humans, or ‘super soldiers’, will even be able to regrow limbs that were destroyed by enemy fire and live off of their fat stores for extreme lengths of time.
Backed by $2 billion a year in funding, the Pentagon’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently unleashed the news after years of secret experimentation and study. The organization did not say whether or not genetically modified humans currently exist to such an extent, however it is known based on previous reports that human chimeras have already been created outside of the public spotlight. Such scientific experiments have drawn fire from scientists and activists alike, who are demanding for laws to forbid the creation of ‘monsters’.” (Bold and italicized emphasis added)
There’s the rub: billions of dollars + several years + secret research = x… The problem is, what is the “x”? For those who have followed the indications of a secret history of physics and advanced technologies, the story is a familiar one: some time after World War Two, a hidden system of finance was established to sustain a decades’ long “Manhattan Project” style research project into the secrets of antigravity; sometime in the mid-1950s the subject suddenly disappeared from the public radar, while every now and then the odd story of an inventor here or a leaked statement there –  Ben Rich of the Lockhead Skunk works, and his reputed statements about finding an “error in the equations” and “now we can take ET home” come to mind – have all the indicates of a prima facie case that an off-the-books physics and technology has been developed that might far exceed the capabilities of the public culture and society we live in.
So why not in genetics and biology? If you’re like me, and I suspect many of you are, then when you read such public admissions, you suspect that the real technology is much further along than is being publicly admitted. Indeed, yesterday’s blog about the enegineering of “micro-humans” for “organ harvesting” and “human subject testing” would seem to be exactly the indicator that the possibility that such “super-soldiers” might already exist in some “Mark I” version.
The real question is, why – really – would one need such super-soldiers? Obviously, sleepless foodless self-healing soldiers would be a huge “force multiplier” in any conventional conflict with, say, the People’s Liberation Army of China. But… the Chinese soldiers aren’t sleepless or foodless or self-healing. And there would seem to be other technologies that would offset any Chinese conventional numerical superiority. So again, why – really – would we need sleepless, foodless, self-healing soldiers.
And then the thought, and the high octane speculation, hit me: such a “super-soldier” would more more ideally suited to the logistical problems associated with sustaining military operations not even on this planet, against a foe that perhaps has some rather peculiar abilities.