I was talking about this to a fellow class mate earlier today. I think there are new methods/ways out there to discover, it’s just there aren’t that many people that are actually interested/have the resources to go after them and invest their time and money into discovering them.
It’s true that S/C is VERY low on the totum pole for the scientific community
Therefore there isn’t much research done on it.
Scientists would much rather find a cure for cancer, aids, etc than find mew methods to get strong.[/quote]
One big believer in the strength and conditioning of its subjects is the military, moreso the US military.
They’re actively working on ways to improve soldier mobility in the field and at home. They’ve had people working on ways to implement an exoskeleton operating frame to strap onto a soldier so they can lift heavier items, not become encumbered by the weight and get shit done faster.
Forklift trucks are clumsy in comparison to these things.
I believe any gene enhancement program will come from the military and this goes hand in hand with S&C.[/quote]
How does what you said prove me wrong in anyway?
Sure, the US military is spending money to build an exoskeleton, and to improve soldier mobility. Building an exoskeleton isn’t S/C research, it’s weapon development research. What does that have to do with how low S/C is on the research totum pole?
On a side note, if the US military was really interested in S/C, then they would put a little bit more thought into their PT. Pushups/situps/running isn’t exactly cutting edge stuff.[/quote]
I did not lay claim to an exoskeleton machine being linked directly to S&C but moreso the desire to have stronger soldiers or units.
Governments around the world would be very touchy if the likes of the US military delved into gene manipulation to enhance its soldiers.
This isn’t a mere dream scenario either. If there was a way to permanently enhance a soldier from the DNA-up rather than using drugs then the conditions for super soldiers would be a more stable template to use.
Drugs have side effects, DNA enhancement requires trial and error to get right but one day it will be a reality. SO this is what links the military to S&C.