Cyborg soldiers: What could go wrong?

By Lucien Crowder | May 21, 2018

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It sounds like a nice enough idea—remotely delivering medical treatment to soldiers in far-off combat environments. But what if a remote treatment system required soldiers to wear sensors that monitored their real-time health? What if sensors were implanted in soldiers’ bodies?

That sounds a little creepy—but according to Kathleen Curthoys, reporting at the Army Times, wearable and implantable sensors may be just around the corner for US soldiers.

Lt.-Gen. Nadja West harbors no qualms about this prospect. “We should be monitoring all soldiers, all the time,” Lt.-Gen. West says. “We can do better when every soldier is a sensor, and we can continuously monitor information culled from them. … If you had a pilot getting into a cockpit, wouldn’t you want to know if they were sleepy or not?”

She makes it sound so reasonable.
 


Publication Name: Army Times
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