The Development Of Super Soldiers

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Abstract: This paper will analyze the possibility of the development of super soldiers. This will be done through breaking down the different developments in the fields of gene engineering and exoskeleton suits. It also will dive into the ethics involved that could inhibit the development of these super soldiers.

“You are deluded, Captain. You pretend to be a simple soldier, but in reality you are just afraid to admit that we have left humanity behind” (Captain America). In our current year, the super human capabilities presented in science fiction movies seem like they are categorized correctly. As fiction that is. Complex ideas such as the iron man suit and the serum that turned Steve Rogers into the American hero, Captain America, appear as they would forever remain as a dream for most. Is that really true though? Will the human race ever fully develop either the genetic engineering to produce a Captain America or the exoskeleton that enhances human abilities from Iron Man? Scientific development alone won’t determine human’s abilities to produce super humans, but the ethical threshold held that humans hold will also play a huge role in determining how far the development of super soldiers will proceed. Envision a world in the future. A world where soldiers have the ability to run faster and longer, carry heavy loads, and have an increased ability to regenerate energy over a shorter period of time. This type of super soldier may or may not develop. The real…

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