Military research continues to progress and not only with increasingly lethal drones, stealth technology and rail guns.
Human bio-enhancement for military purposes is among the top research areas with hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars in research pouring into small labs through the aegis of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
The goal is not just to provide soldiers with the tools to fight the next war but to make soldiers themselves the tools to win that war efficiently and ruthlessly.
Bio-engineering and performance enhancing drugs are already in use, though in a less-than-effective and frankly dangerous manner with the widespread use of amphetamine pills through large parts of the deployed military.
These “go-pills” temporarily boost a soldier’s ability to stay alert, but with dangerous side effects and little real control.