Chips Inserted In Soldiers' Brains - Universal Soldiers one step closer
Boffins working for the US military are experimenting with creating super soldiers by sticking microchips in their brains.
Apparently the Pentagon has decided that one of the things its soldiers are missing is brains or at least the ability to remember details of their training.
Now researchers at the University of Southern California's bio-engineering department have developed a chip which they claim acts in exactly the same way as the hippocampus. This is the part of the brain that deals with memory and the chip can send out electrical signals which are similar to how it operates.
So far it worked well on rats and it is hoped that one day experiments will be carried out on soldiers.
Clearly none of these boffins or pentagon experts read science fiction or they would not be doing this.
The next generation of research has already begun on what is known as the dream weaver chip which is the literal integration of man mind and machine. It is a chip inserted behind the eye that records everything seen and observed over a life time and then which is able to be transmitted into the life and mind of another so that they can access information and behaviour which they have never learned.