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SOCOM seeking technologies for war in a post-cyberpunk era

Tuesday, August 28, 2018   (0 Comments)

By: Kelsey Atherton  |  August 27, 2018  |  C4ISRNET


The great trick of computers is that they enable people to be more than human. In a new request for information, the U.S. Special Operations Command is looking for a range of computer and computer-enabled technologies, all designed to make Special Operators function in some way more than human. These technologies range from sensors to nano-drones to biomedical performance enhancements.

Taken together, the list of desired capabilities is a preview of what may be possible in the near-future to shape the intimate fights on the edges of wars. Miniature robot scouts, hyperaware data collection and monitoring riding along low-bandwidth nodes, tailorable hyperspectral imaging sensors, biometric tracking resistance, and go-pills without adverse effects are all on asking, and that’s just a handful of the dozens of capabilities sought.

The full request for information is available online. To parse through it, here are some of the standout categories:  READ MORE...

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