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Supersoldier

Exoskeletal amplification for body armor,[1] 2030

The supersoldier (or super soldier) is a concept soldier, often fictional, capable of operating beyond normal human limits or abilities. Super soldiers are common in military science fiction literature, films and video games. Today, DARPA is developing an externally powered XOS exoskeleton design (pictured) for greatly increased strength and endurance.[2] Fictional supersoldiers are usually heavily augmented, either through eugenics, genetic engineering, cybernetic implants, drugs, brainwashing, traumatic events, an extreme training regimen or other scientific and pseudoscientific means. Occasionally, some instances also use paranormal methods, such as black magic or technology and science of extraterrestrial origin. The creators of such programs in the entertainment industry are viewed often as mad scientists or stern military personnel depending on the emphasis, as their programs would typically go past ethical boundaries in the pursuit of science or military might.

U.S. Army

In the book [4]

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References

  1. ^ The future soldier. A Soldier Domain for Full Spectrum Warfare. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  2. ^ Damien Gayle (12 August 2012). "Army of the future". The Daily Mail online. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Tim Adams (21 November 2004). "Acting the giddy goat.". Book review. Guardian News. Retrieved 5 August 2013. The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson, Picador, pp.240. 
  4. ^ Heussner, Ki Mae (Nov 9, 2009). "'"Psychic Spies: Any Truth in 'Men Who Stare at Goats?. ABCnews.com. Retrieved 13 July 2013.  
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