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DARPA Wants to Predict Deadly Pathogens with "Prophecy"

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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 11:39 PM
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DARPA Wants to Predict Deadly Pathogens with "Prophecy"


www.wired.com

....[DARPA wants to] test every possible outcome, to create a prophetic almanac...

The Pentagon’s far-out research arm has been zeroing in on the danger of mutating pathogens, and the corresponding problem of drug resistance, for years now...Now, DARPA wants the powers of premonition to wipe out viral threats altogether. They’re hosting a workshop for a new program, called “Prophecy,” that’ll develop methods to predict the rate, location and likely mutations of viral agents.
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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 11:39 PM
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Interesting choice of name for a Pentagon virus-related program: "Prophecy..." Not exactly calculated to inspire confidence, is it?

Let's see...the Pentagon wants to collect information on (or create, test, etc...) EVERY POSSIBLE VIRAL MUTATATION.

The humanitarian benefits of increased knowledge in this area are massive and obvious. So are the potentials for abuse. Keep an eye on this one, ATS'ers...

www.wired.com
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posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 12:03 AM
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Lol. This won't end well.

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jkjkjk

But seriously. Wouldn't it be surreal if this led to some ridiculous evolutionary leap in humans? I'm sure they'd find things that would aid people just as much as destroy people, no?


Not saying it'll happen, but yeah.



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 12:19 AM
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posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 12:31 AM
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Sure by spraying nano-bots or something in the air or using sensors they can detect pathogens, but interpreting that information is a whole 'nother matter.

This sounds like a colossal waste of money, if only because computers and AI aren't advanced enough yet (at least, not the ones they show us).

We can already cure most diseases and kill most viruses non-invasively using frequencies, nutrition and whatnot.

I wish the government would fix existing problems rather than think of new more ridiculous ways to spend money.



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 03:58 AM
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The thing to remember about technology coming out of DARPA is that by the time you hear about it, they've probably already got a working prototype up and running.

Interesting stuff, though; thanks for posting it. S&F.



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