Russia & China Have Started Enhancing Humans for Battle
If you thought Enhanced Human Operations (EHO) were an extravagant fantasy of Hollywood films and video games, then think again. Russia and China are involved in EHO, the act of modifying the brain and body in order to create “super soldiers” who will have the upper hand in battles.Understandably, the United States is concerned about the prospect of having to join Russia and China by going down the Enhanced Human Operations route.
In a recent press conference, Bob Work, US Deputy Defense Secretary, warned that the US could be at risk of losing its “military competitive edge” if it fails to pursue military technology involved artificial intelligence.
“Now our adversaries, quite frankly, are pursuing human operations, and it scares the crap out of us,” Work announced at the conference, which was focused on the Defense Department’s future research and development strategy (1).
“We’re going to have to have a big, big decision on whether we’re comfortable going that way,” continued Work.
According to Work, unlike the US, which has ethical concerns about modifying human makeup for the battlefield, Russia and China are unhesitating in employing such tactics. Consequently, the US might have little choice but to follow suit.