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

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 14:56:06 UTC 2010

I call bs.


On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 3:10 AM, John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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."
> http://www.newswithviews.com/Horn/thomas149.htm
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