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DARPA Wants Artificial Lifeforms

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:29 PM
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DARPA Wants Artificial Lifeforms


www.technologyreview.com

Yesterday morning, at the Fifth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology at Stanford University, a representative from the DARPA announced a new program called Living Foundries that will invest in and develop synthetic biology projects.

(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:29 PM
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Fast tracked; DARPA will now get into synthetic biology "in a big way",
the goal being new manufacturing capabilities in the U.S., no less
than engineering cells with semicondutor properties.

Do you trust the sociopathic group of powerful people that have proven to be less than generous?




DARPA wants to open up the periodic table so that cells can make, for example, efficient semiconductor materials.



the level of ambition of this program is in line with previous DARPA initiatives, one of which played a crucial role in the creation of the Internet.

When asked for further comment after her talk to clarify the funding levels and timelines for this blue-sky project, Jackson said she cannot disclose further details.


This from the Living Foundries RFI... ....and yes that would be a formal government
Official Request For Information.


Through an engineering-driven approach to biology, Living Foundries aims to create a rapid, reliable manufacturing capability where multiple cellular functions can be fabricated, mixed and matched on demand and the whole system controlled by integrated circuitry, opening up the full space of biologically produced materials and systems.


Nanotechnology, combined with this synthetic biology is a cutting edge movement,
some dont believe, while some do, and those who practice pursue it at a startling pace.

The Transhumanist movement is one of the greatest threats facing mankind today.

www.youtube.com...

Freinds, you want to now why I watch DARPA so close? This is why.

This rabbit hole is one that is so deep, so frightening...
Do you really want to live forever in a "machine"?


www.technologyreview.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:45 PM
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Sounds a lot like Kurzweilite insanity. When DAPRA tells you they are funding something, it is safe to assume that they have been funding it for years and now the research is so far along they are comfortable with publicly announcing it.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by LiberatingMinds
When DAPRA tells you they are funding something, it is safe to assume that they have been funding it for years and now the research is so far along they are comfortable with publicly announcing it.


I would say your right on the money with that one...even they admit....


Key to success will be the democratization of the biological design and manufacturing process, breaking open the field to those outside the biological sciences.


The hurdle they face, as always is perception.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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i wonder....

can they clone a brain cell and implant the cell into a microchip ?

just think,

you could become your own computer !!

and live to use it !



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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Yes, or it could use you!



Perhaps super soldiers may not be far off after all, if efforts such as DARPA's "Inner Armor" project find success. Consider efforts to give humans the extreme abilities of some animals, such as the high-altitude conditioning of the bar-headed Goose that has been known to crash into jet aircraft at more than 34,000 feet. Scientists are also eying the Steller sea lion, which redirects blood flow away from non-critical organs during deep sea dives and reduces oxygen demand.

"I do not accept that our soldiers cannot physically outperform the enemy on his home turf," said Dr. Michael Callahan, who heads the project at DARPA's Defense Sciences Office, during a 2007 presentation. The goal is to make soldiers "kill-proof" against all sorts of conditions, including infectious diseases, chemical, biological and radioactive weapons, temperature and altitude extremes, and harsh natural environments. Sounds like a certain mutant superhero. www.livescience.com...


Oh, thats the part we are not supposed to notice, one of the goals is a soldier for the war machine,
the trancends human capabilities...

What for though? To win? No - ...to amplify war.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 07:27 AM
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I'm not much of a scientist myself so i don't fully understand what all they hope to accomplish. It sounds very interesting to me. I'm hopefull some good comes out of this like better prosthetics.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 08:25 AM
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I have a motto for DARPA

If you can't beat them, mutate them


This is some seriously unethical territory they are entering and God only knows where it will end up.

We all know things didn't work out very well for Dr. Frankenstein (that's Frankensteen!)

::Tips hat to Mel Brooks::



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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Yes, of course they say that is one of the goals, better science to improve
our lives.

Yet, they have other goals too.


Darpa is looking to re-write the laws of evolution to the military’s advantage, creating “synthetic organisms” that can live forever — or can be killed with the flick of a molecular switch.

As part of its budget for the next year, Darpa is investing $6 million into a project called BioDesign, with the goal of eliminating “the randomness of natural evolutionary advancement.” The plan would assemble the latest bio-tech knowledge to come up with living, breathing creatures that are genetically engineered to “produce the intended biological effect.” Darpa wants the organisms to be fortified with molecules that bolster cell resistance to death, so that the lab-monsters can “ultimately be programmed to live indefinitely.”www.wired.com...



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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So if im reading that correctly, they are going to make people immortal? Soldiers that cant be killed. They really are pushing science, how realistic that any of this actually works is my question.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnWSah4RD2E

DARPA.....monkey controlled a robotic arm with nothing but his brain....

Look at the guys arm in the video. At what year did latex gloves look like that? Thick...heavy.....not like todays super thin made overseas variants.......

Artificial Life Forms became a reality once they figured out the brain to computer interface. Heh jim bob has cancer eating his body and he died....plop out his brain and plug it in to the mainframe....jim bob's still alive...not a human now but....an artificial life form.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by lokdog
reply to post by burntheships
 


So if im reading that correctly, they are going to make people immortal? Soldiers that cant be killed. They really are pushing science, how realistic that any of this actually works is my question.


They are clear about their goals, immortal. Ah, well we must not foget the kill switch they
engineer into the creation. Live immortal...to be killed at DARPA's switch.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by Pervius
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnWSah4RD2E

DARPA.....monkey controlled a robotic arm with nothing but his brain....

Look at the guys arm in the video. At what year did latex gloves look like that? Thick...heavy.....not like todays super thin made overseas variants.......

Artificial Life Forms became a reality once they figured out the brain to computer interface. Heh jim bob has cancer eating his body and he died....plop out his brain and plug it in to the mainframe....jim bob's still alive...not a human now but....an artificial life form.




Thanks for the video, thats a good example of where we are headed, only I think they have been at work
with this for some time now. What we see in the video is "old" tech, as you say...look at the gloves.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 05:39 PM
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SEE, battle clone drones in underground bases spiked with computers so they can fake an alien invasion GAD the logic is obvious .....so no I'm wrong.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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Heh, I love the fact that in that little vid notice how the top the of the monkeys head is obscured by some large piece of hardware and all you see is the odd time when the large black IDE cable stuck into the monkeys skull flops into view. I bet you that wasnt an accident, that camera placement was on purpose.

Seeing a monkey with a large cable shoved into its cranium would turn off investors and others who would immediately go 'Cool!'... they can keep their cables, my brain and body are fine not perfect, but nothing should be...

Not for me thanks. And I wont be tolerant to any bandwagon jumping idiot who decides to upgrade themselves.


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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 05:54 PM
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and the rise of the machines marches on

beware of the machines there are here among us as we speak

run for the hills for one of the 4 horseman of the apocalypse rides ever nearer

and his name was DARPA.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 06:09 PM
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As long as this means i can harvest my clone for organs at random points in the near future or switch my memorys between them then im all for DARPA and there questionable research.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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Originally posted by Johnze
As long as this means i can harvest my clone for organs at random points in the near future or switch my memorys between them then im all for DARPA and there questionable research.


Oh lol man, what makes you think that you belong to you?
As I said in the OP, do you trust these folks who have shown to be less than benevolent?



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 10:55 PM
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Stuff like this really gets to me. The experiments which are taking place in the deep dark recesses of D.A.R.P.A laboratories (and other shadowy research entities) would probably curdle the blood of society if they were to be uncovered.



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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Or to take your place,plug that clown.



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