Commentary to The Times on US Army Report on Cyborg Soldiers

The connecting of humans to computers with brain interfaces is a real area of research and its totally logical for the Military to pursue This is a form of enhanced weaponry. Three key developments are emerging already driving this: AI is copying and make superhuman performance in the human five senses, sight, sound, taste, touch, smell have all bee reported by he Stanford AI Index as either close to or superior to human performance. Secondly, serious Brain-Computing-Interface BCI such as Elon Musks Neuralink and Facebook Reality Labs immersive systems using wearable sensors are already provided enhancements for humans to remotely control physical and virtual information with gestures. Other examples include robotics prosthetics that are already being used in warehouses, healthcare and military situations to provide endoskeleton super strength to combat human fatigue and help paraplegics and amputees.elp paraplegics and amputees. Thirdly, the notion of enhancing super intelligence from the direct neural link for two-way data transfer like the Matrix film to exchange data suggested in the US Army report by 2050 is already being reported by the John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab recently by MIT Technology Review with advances in brain pattern recognition and non-invasive brain-interface control.

The human is the weakest link in the increasingly complex and sophisticated theater of war. Solving these limitations may ultimately replace humans like the terminator film but enhancing humans is a natural step of technology exploited state of the art Artificial Intelligence and robotics that is now as good as human and more-than-human.

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