[ExI] Enhanced humans: the new arms (nephilim) race

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 10:10:12 UTC 2010

An article excerpt:
"This is based on solid military intelligence, which suggests that
America’s competitors (and potential enemies) are privately seeking to
develop the same this century and use it to dominate the U.S. if they
can. This worrisome “government think tank” scenario is even shared by
the Jasons—the celebrated scientists on the Pentagon’s most
prestigious scientific advisory panel who now perceive “Mankind 2.0”
as the next arms race. Just as the old Soviet Union and the United
States with their respective allies competed for supremacy in nuclear
arms following the Second World War through the 1980s (what is now
commonly known as “the nuclear arms race during the cold war”), the
Jasons “are worried about adversaries’ ability to exploit advances in
Human Performance Modification, and thus create a threat to national
security,” wrote military analyst Noah Shachtman in “Top Pentagon
Scientists Fear Brain-Modified Foes.”

"This recent special for Wired magazine was based on a leaked military
report in which the Jasons admitted concern over “neuro-pharmaceutical
performance enhancement and brain-computer interfaces” technology
being developed by other countries ahead of the United States. “The
Jasons are recommending that the American military push ahead with its
own performance-enhancement research—and monitor foreign studies—to
make sure that the U.S.’ enemies don’t suddenly become smarter,
faster, or better able to endure the harsh realities of war than
American troops,” the article continued. “The Jasons are particularly
concerned about [new technologies] that promote ‘brain
plasticity’—rewiring the mind, essentially, by helping to ‘permanently
establish new neural pathways, and thus new cognitive
capabilities.’”[7] Though it might be tempting to disregard the
conclusions by the Jasons as a rush to judgment on the emerging threat
of techno-sapiens, it would be a serious mistake to do so."


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