[ExI] The top secret military research programs we don't get to hear about (was: working memory implant! wow!)
possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 04:26:44 UTC 2011
2011/6/21 Max More <max at maxmore.com>
> I see that the lead author of this paper is Ted Berger, who I interviewed
> for Extropy magazine back in 1995 or 1996. While it's great to see this
> research continuing, it's also sobering to see how little clear progress has
> been made over 15 years.
I often wonder to just what extent top secret military "skunkworks" type R &
D programs are going on, with budgets in the hundreds of millions or even
billions, that we are not privy to know about, but would be thrilled to know
exist. I have heard that up to 40% of the U.S. military budget is swathed
in secrecy, with many many billions going into research programs that border
on science fiction.
I suspect there are top secret AGI programs going on right now, with
machines that far surpass what we learn about from the mass media. I only
wish anti-aging medicine would be a military priority, but at
least regeneration biotech is now getting a lion's share of research
dollars. I bet the first true transhuman elites may be military special
forces troops who have been enhanced cybernetically and biologically.
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