(100) Ultimately, utilizing human enhancement technology would vastly improve neuroscience, biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence for military soldiers.
(111) With greater advancements in human enhancement technology to create super soldiers comes greater risk of losing the human connection traditionally associated with war, and bridging an era of nonhuman warfighters.
(120) Would Article 35(2) actually need any reform if the human enhancement technology used to create super soldiers did not cause any "superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering" because of a super soldier's ability to identify just how much force, including deadly force, to use?
With technology rapidly evolving and the need for the United States to remain the elite fighting force in the world, the use of human enhancement technology to create super soldiers should not be overlooked.
22, 2013), archived at http://perma.cc/VG6B-RBXG (stating human enhancement technology is already being developed); see also Patrick Lin, More Than Human?
(102) See Krishnan, supra note 16 (outlining that the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan have sparked a flame towards the development of super soldiers using human enhancement technology); Snyder, supra note 1 (concluding that the United States military is invested into creating "technologies of the future"); Gagnon, supra note 2 (suggesting that enhancing military technology is a top priority for countries around the world).
Each of the chapters of this interdisciplinary study sets up a typical ethical scenario regarding human enhancement technology
and then illustrates how a work of fiction uniquely speaks to that scenario, exposing a realm of human motivations that might otherwise be overlooked or simplified.