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Pentagon draws plans for immortal ’synthetic organisms’

The Pentagon's advanced research division has set aside $6 million from its next budget for research on the creation of "synthetic organisms" whose DNA can be altered to make them live forever, or die on command, and even keep a genetic record of what they have been doing.

In its 2011 budget (PDF, 522 pages), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency lays out its intention to create "BioDesign," a project to create artificial life, presumably with military purposes in mind.

"BioDesign eliminates the randomness of natural evolutionary advancement primarily by advanced genetic engineering and molecular biology technologies to produce the intended biological effect," the DARPA document states.

The agency says it wants to develop "a robust understanding of the collective mechanisms that contribute to cell death" so as to "enable a new generation of regenerative cells that could ultimately be programmed to live indefinitely."

But, if those organisms should malfunction or run the course of their usefulness, the agency also wants to have the ability to have them die on command, what it calls a "self-destruct option."

The agency also wants to create "tamper-proof" genetic codes, so that enemy forces can't reprogram the life forms to switch sides.

And finally, DARPA also wants these organisms' genetic sequences to "record" what they have been doing, presumably for surveillance purposes, "similar to a traceable serial number on a handgun."

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http://rawstory.com/2010/02/pentagon-synthetic-organisms/

Department of Defense
Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 President's Budget (PDF)
http://www.darpa.mil/Docs/FY2011PresBudget28Jan10%20Final.pdf



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wonder what this money is really going to?

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We're entering "Dune"-level

We're entering "Dune"-level territory. Interesting ideas.

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Great

"I'll be back"

Maybe they can get some tips

From Arnie.

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They are working at

Creating the perfect lying, cheating, typical,Government official.
And this way they will never have to appoint
another Supreme Court Justice.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Another

creepy thread! Ewwww, I don't like this...

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You can bet that certain global elites

are going to be looking over their shoulder as they conduct their research. They would like the immortality factor for themselves and the die-on-command factor for the rest of us.

(This assumes the ultra-elite don't already have this technology, which some claim.)

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Stranger than fiction...

I mean, it's in the Pentagon Defense Research Budget!
No doubt there are many more bizzare evil experiments that are not even known.

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