No, this isn’t a patriotism discussion or “could a character like Captain America be created nowadays” kind of commentary. I mean could we in the real world actually create a supersoldier? I was going to do Captain America: The Winter Soldier for Finally Watched but then I came upon NerdSync’s latest video as he talks to an expert about whether or not it is possible to create a Captain America type super soldier. It’s both fascinating…and a little bit terrifying to be honest. But you really should see for yourself.

If you have a YouTube account go to the video and comment there so he’ll see it. (Also subscribe because I don’t post all the great videos he has there and you should follow the show. Tell him I said hi and I love his work. He won’t know who I am mind you.) In the video we see these new scientific breakthroughs are being thought up to benefit humanity but without the moral and ethics debate to keep this in check it’s also very easy to see how this could be misused. I’m not saying we shouldn’t continue, but scientists don’t really think about the ramifications because they’re too excited about the science or the good things they see it can do while ignoring evil likes to corrupt all that is good in the world. I don’t fear science but I do fear some scientists.

Scott’s Sources:
Chasing Captain America: How Advances in Science, Engineering, and Biotechnology Will Produce a Superhuman

How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA

More info on “brain training” games

More info on “smart pills”

The smart mouse with the half-human brain

Donor/recipient enhancement of memory in rat hippocampus

Are Inventions Inevitable? A Note on Social Evolution

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About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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