28 years ago we saw the birth of a successful star, film director Roland Emmerich. Although he had already made other films, “Universal Soldier” was his first film in the United States. The plot of the movie is simple basically the US government starts a project in which it resurrects dead soldiers and turns them into super soldiers.
They are dead but have been modified so that their fingers can grow back and they have a chip in their heads that allows them to be collective minds controlled by Dolph Lundgren or Jean-Claude Van Damme. In addition, there is a government conspiracy that over the years of this franchise turns into a kind of Cold War based on biotechnology. But what many don’t know or appreciate is that Emmerich predicted the future with “Universal Soldier” as with “The Day After Tomorrow” and climate change.
“Universal Soldier” in Real Life
The United States Intelligence Community more commonly known as the CIA has revealed that China has performed “Human Tests” on members of the People’s Liberation Army with the aim of developing soldiers with “biologically enhanced capabilities” .
John Ratcliffe, director of the CIA made this shocking revelation in an article for the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal in which he argued that China represents the main threat to the national security of the United States.
“There are no ethical limits to Beijing’s quest for power,” writes Ratcliffe. “The People’s Republic of China poses the greatest threat to the United States today and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom throughout the world since World War II. The intelligence is clear: Beijing aims to dominate the United States and the rest of the planet economically, militarily and technologically.”
Last year, two American scientists claimed that China was applying biotechnology to the battlefield, including gene-editing technology, to improve outcomes. China appears to be using the CRISPR gene editing tool, short for Clustered and Regularly Spaced Short Palindromic Repeats.
“CRISPR has been used to treat genetic diseases and modify plants, but Western scientists consider it unethical to attempt to manipulate genes to improve the performance of healthy people,” wrote Elsa Kania, an expert on Chinese defense technology at the Center for New Security. American, and Wilson VornDick, China consultant and former Navy officer. explore its potential. Chinese military scientists and strategists have consistently emphasized that biotechnology could become a ‘new apex of strategic command of the future Revolution in Military Affairs’.
VornDick said he’s less concerned about the military advantage than the consequences of altering human genes.
“When we start playing with genetic organisms there can be unforeseen consequences,” said VornDick.
It should also be noted that in 2017 a Chinese general pointed out that modern biotechnology and its integration with nanotechnology information and cognitive domains, etc., will have revolutionary influences on weapons and equipment, combat spaces, forms of warfare and military theories. For its part, the Chinese government declined to comment on the matter.
Creating Super Soldiers
As much as the United States publicly denounces China’s use of biotechnology at the military level, the truth is that genetically modified soldiers are the future in one way or another. During the height of the Cold War, the US military tried to create soldiers with supernatural abilities. Now the Pentagon is looking at a range of technologies such as pain immunizations, telepathy, exoskeletons and wearable robotics to improve the effectiveness of its soldiers.
The idea that China creates super soldiers is equally fascinating and ethically terrifying. China’s armed forces are the largest in the world with 2.2 million soldiers. This year alone, China has spent $178.16 billion on its defense budget. However, the dawn of the super soldier seems inevitable. Other countries in the past and present have invested budgets in technologies that could empower soldiers.
Perhaps the question is not whether to do this, but when. The world of science and technology has gone completely crazy we are teaching machines to think for themselves we are modifying genes so that in the future the human race will be almost perfect but the reality is different: we are destroying humanity and creating a completely different race. All this shows us that human stupidity has no limits and that we are guided by completely inept minds.