War may be as old as time itself, but the technology behind it seems to be developing at a breakneck speed. And in the United States, cyborg soldiers are inching closer and closer to reality, as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) seeks to develop an implantable brain chip that would create a direct connection between a human and a computer. The bionic man is slowly being built, and sadly, it looks like he's being sent to battle.
The goal of such a chip would be to relay information at unprecedented speeds, both from the front lines control centers and vice versa. DARPA's Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program has been charged with developing a neural interface that creates "unprecedented signal resolution and data-transfer bandwidth" between the human nervous system with digital devices like computers.