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THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: DARPA’S NEW EXACTO SMART BULLET

Here's an interesting new development in military technology from the good folks at the Diabolically Apocalyptic Research Projects Agency (DARPA), shared by Mr. V.T., a regular here:

DARPA Has Created Self-Guided, Mid-Flight Changing Bullets

The first few paragraphs say it all:

"Accuracy’s the name of the game when you’re a military sniper. If you fail to acquire a target, you risk the safety of fellow troops by highlighting their presence and potentially giving away their positions. But hitting moving targets is no mean feat when conditions are challenging, for example during shifting winds or poor visibility if the landscape is dusty.

"That’s why the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) embarked on a rather ambitious project which set out to develop technology that would “revolutionize rifle accuracy and range,” with the ultimate goal of improving sniper effectiveness and increasing troop safety. And what have they come up with? None other than movie-style, self-guiding bullets that can change course mid-flight.

"Their new “Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance” (EXACTO) bullets seem to function in a similar manner to the laser-guided bombs developed by US scientists during the Vietnam War. The technology marries .50 caliber maneuverable bullets with a real-time guidance system that allow the projectile to change direction during flight in order to correct for anything that may throw it off course.

"The EXACTO bullets are complete with optical sensors positioned on the surface of the nose that collect in-flight data which is then sent to internal systems for interpretation. The data gathered is then used to adjust the position of a series of external fins on the projectile, which changes its direction."

"Ok, so what?" you may ask. "What has this to do with transhumanism?"

Well, bear with me here. Obviously, such a smart bullet would be a vast "force multiplier" for conventional military forces, vastly increasing the range and accuracy of small fire weapons and snipers, nor does it take much imagination to see why. If force X's troops have weapons accurate to, say, 2,000 yards while force Y's weapons are only accurate, under the best of circumstances, to 1,000, then force X has a distinct operational and tactical advantage over Y.

But if you've been following other developments in biological and genetic technology, you'll recall a whole host of technologies are just now coming on line. The FBI, for example, is reputed to have a DNA testing device that can be deployed in the field and give accurate DNA analysis within an hour, without having to send samples to far away laboratories and then to wait for several days before the results are known. Other biometric technologies are proliferating, for example, technologies are being designed to dispense medicines, implanted in an individual, electronically, rather than relying on humans to remember to take their prescriptions in pill form. There have even been suggestions - though in my opinion it's still too early to tell if they are plausible or feasible - of the remote biometric sensing or ability to analyze DNA. Already we have seen similar claims and stories, many quite plausible, for such an ability to read, and/or manipulate peoples minds and emotions remotely, and in a general way.

Suppose for a moment that such suggestions are true, or might eventually become true. DARPA is renowned not only for its out-of-the-box thinking, but for its almost Kammlerstab-esque ability to combine technologies in unique ways, to produce "force multipliers" in military technology. Now imagine that EXACTO smart bullet has been "updated" to include such biometric sensors. In other words, one might have a smart bullet that could be specifically targeted to a specific DNA signature as a kind of ultimate assassin's weapon. Or, similarly, imagine an EXACTO smart bullet designed to seek out people with certain emotional signatures or brain wave patterns, and you get the idea: as the transhumanists' "singularity" approaches, such technologies would seem to indicate that the "Hell" rather than the "Heaven" versions of the event is looking more likely.

In other words, DARPA'S EXACTO smart bullet is but a "Mark I" version...

See you on the flip side...

12 thoughts on “THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: DARPA’S NEW EXACTO SMART BULLET”

  1. Remote biometric sensing would also imply the capacity for remote biometric DNA manipulation. If you can ‘read’ information you can most certainly ‘change’ information.

    Creating mental states, Quickening aging, inducing disease, creating mutations, creating infertility etc.

    I can see the advertising now, “Stand under a rainbow of light and improve your DNA.”

  2. Could this be Info Ops / Psyops? Seems like a discrete message: no matter who you are, we can get you or ones close to you. Don’t bother with human shields, and running around corners won’t be much help, either.

    The name EXACTO seems to support such an interpretation. It takes the concept of ‘surgical’ precision strikes to a whole new level.

    The 2,000M vs. 1,000M argument (as Dr.F. alludes) isn’t all that persuasive. I believe the Wehrmacht was developing the original prototype assault rifle towards the end of WWII, on the analysis that the majority of modern infantry engagements rarely happened over a few hundred meters distance. If this wasn’t true, then every infantryman would be equipped with a .50 cal sniper rifle.

    They aren’t.

    You wouldn’t waste an $800,000 (or similarly expensive) EXACTO round to whack some Joe infantry dude or any average Rudolf the Red Nosed Fundamentalist – it would hardly be cost effective. If EXACTO could be mass produced cheaply, that’s another story. However, there still would be disincentive to mass produce large quantities of EXACTO, as it would be tough to control all those rounds. Someone could get one and reverse engineer it.

    The concept of DNA targeting gets VERY interesting, if one considers the bloodline hypotheses. In such case, perhaps the banksters have been given notice.

    1. Whether or not this weapon can be feasibly operated, the very fact of announcing it is a type of social engineering (though it does call to mind the hype about the “smart missiles” which apparently were not so “smart” after all). It makes us ponder Quigley’s theories on the role of armaments in human history (mentioned in “Saucers, Swastikas and Psyops” pp. 224 ss) and his discussion of the risks of increasingly lethal weapons getting into the hands of amoral people “without internalized controls” (according to him as high as 20% of the population).

  3. What I’m seeing quickly developing here on this earth is this vast evil world of military power adding many dimensions of killing capability of insane capacity and it appears like nothing stops them from going further in these directions. If we don’t soon get an end to these developments our civilization faces an enormous military threat. This development is incredibly serious stuff, this world needs truth seekers more so than ever. And the leaders all over the world that allow all of these developments to continue, should be removed from power by the people on a global scale. Year 2015 and beyond must be all about the people coming to together in peace, making real change by disarming the world’s military capability. A highly intelligent civilization does not need such limitation and the great suffering caused by it. Dr. Farrell, your work with getting this information out there is something you must be very proud of, it’s incredibly important…!

    1. If this is truly a holographic universe, then the struggle is really not against flesh and blood..( you know the rest) if one gives some credence to the book. There are indeed things far worse than death, and that I think is the definition of Hell.

      1. aye if the people in the secret space program are flying around out there all willy nilly who knows what they might stumble upon. I’d like our species to be prepared in case any nasties come a knockin. However at the same time I believe the control and containment of these technologies needs to be handled differently, preferably taken from the hands of the godless amoral people at the top. ugh i don’t know though, i still struggle with the fact that any large group of intelligent humans, such as our leaders and those behind the scenes, would commit such atrocities all across our planet without some very strong and particularly fear inducing motivation

  4. And we all thought that the “miracle bullet” was already in use in Dallas fifty years ago!
    As marcos remarks, the lone nut theory, which nobody believes anyway, can be definitively shelved.

  5. This will be a assassin dream and nightmare rolled into one. There goes the lone nut gunman excuse. Then they can revive the devil made me do it excuse after all the assign patsy will be too doped out this time to say they didn’t do it.

  6. If I remember correctly a standard .50 cal round goes for ~$2.50 – $5.00. So, what does this new Xacto round cost? $250.00, $500.00, $1000.00??? Once again we have purchased an $800.00 hammer to pound in nails. If you include the cost plus 25% that the MIC gets what is this new weapons system going to cost?

  7. Such remote DNA sensing by the bullet and then being able to process that data while in flight it a long ways off.

    And once such gear existed it would be easier to target some DNA group with other tech.

  8. This is a two way street. The more we learn about radiation based “information harvesting” the more the average person will be able to personally sabotage or “short-circuit” such personal invasions by deploying learned counter measures developed through various techniques – meditation, etc. If anything will be “force multiplied” it will be the mental and spiritual powers of the populace in reaction to these external threats.

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