November 12, 2003
Maybe humans themselves need an upgrade, say DARPA thinkers. “The human is becoming the weakest link,” DARPA warned last year in an unclassified report. “Sustaining and augmenting human performance will have significant impact on Defense missions and systems.”
A review of the agency’s latest budget request reveals a host of projects aimed squarely at making soldiers smarter, tougher, faster, and stronger — zin short, superhuman.