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Department of Defense
on the brink of a new age:
the age of human augmentation,"
Joel Mozer said.
Human augmentation should be embraced by the West to keep up with the competition, US Space Force chief scientist Dr. Joel Mozer said during an event last week at the Airforce Research Laboratory.
Mozer added that unprecedented developments are forthcoming in areas such as artificial intelligence, which will allow the military to craft tactics and strategies that "no human could."
Autonomous programs will eventually provide real-time advice to commanders, and multiple autonomous agents will be able to assist commanders and decision-makers in reconnaissance and fire control.
The chief scientist further explained that human augmentation will eventually develop into technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality - including "nerve stimulation" to enhance the simulation of physical sensations.
Using Space for Defense
Last year, Dr. Mozer argued that national security will be determined by the country's space efforts and the private sector will play a critical role.
He said that Pentagon officials must have a unique perspective on space and how it can be used to achieve national security objectives.
Last year, the Pentagon outlined its newly-formulated space strategy to counter rising threats to US dominance from Russia and China.