Cyborg Soldier 2050: Human/Machine Fusion and the Implications for the Future of the DOD

Posted by Wes Penre, July 1, 2023

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In the above PDF, the U.S. Army explains exactly how Super Soldiers are going to be used in the future. In that report is the proof that what I’ve been telling people all along is true.


Abstract: The primary objective of this effort was to forecast and evaluate the military implications of machines that are physically integrated with the human body to augment and enhance human performance over the next 30 years. This report summarizes this assessment and findings; identifies four potential military-use cases for new technologies in this area; and assesses their impact upon the DOD organizational structure, warfighter doctrine and tactics, and interoperability with U.S. allies and civil society.



In discussions on human/machine enhancement, we often hear the term cyborg. The word was first used in a 1960 NASA study on long-term space travel authored by Manfred Clynes and Nathan Cline.1 The word is a portmanteau formed from “cybernetic organism” and can be simply defined as an organism that is optimized by dynamic interactions of its organic (flesh) and biomechatronic (machine) parts. It has been said that present-day technology has already created populations of humans that are technically cyborgs. Biologist and philosopher Donna Haraway discusses this in her work, “A Cyborg Manifesto”, by recognizing that someone with a cardiac pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator would be considered a cyborg. These devices measure voltage potentials in the body, perform signal processing, and can deliver electrical stimuli using synthetic feedback mechanisms to keep a person alive.2

Although interesting, these arguments have been set aside in this study because our use of the term cyborg is intended to envision a grander and fundamentally more complex future involving human/machine technologies over the next 30 years. The cyborg technologies assessed in this study go beyond augmentation, which restores function from injury or disease, and are envisioned to enhance performance through a range of modifications from the functional to the radically structural beyond the normal baseline for humans.3 One can also assume that 2 aspects of cyborg capabilities will be enabled through the use of genetic engineering, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, or any number of emerging technologies. Discussions of these domains were set aside, except those related to 2050 technology predictions, which assumed sound science and reflected accurate assessments of ongoing global R&D efforts. This study does not focus on the path scientists and engineers will take to achieve human/machine enhancement; rather it highlights the impact of this development on the DOD and U.S. society. The primary objectives of this study are to predict the direction cyborg technology will take within the next 30 years, determine how that could fundamentally impact national security, and make recommendations to senior DOD leadership on how to safeguard the United States and mitigate the threat posed by near-peer exploitation of these technologies. As a critical part of the assessment, the BHPC also identified ELSI considerations related to the fielding of these technologies within the DOD.


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  1. Any mechanical augmentation is considered cyborg…like hip replacements or knee…then soon direct hookups to brain. Scary…and already long happening!

  2. I’m thinking this is already happening in black projects. It will happen sooner than 2050.

  3. No doubts at all. It’s only that now seems to be more clear what they have on plan.

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