The Soldier of the Future
1) Communications. It is theorytically possible to embed a tiny capsule in the tooth of the soldier which will pick up sound from his mouth, and bounce off ELF signals to his ears for 2 way communications and conferencing using nanotechnology. We could see a prototype in less than 3 years at the rate of our technological advancement. This technology uses a “ring” network radio frequency that is unlike a cellular network where it is always “on”, suitable for a group of users in the network eg CIA agents and the VVIP they are protecting, or Special forces on a mission.
2) The increased use of Non-lethal weapons which can paralyse a human being temporary without hurting him. It is possible to subject the brain to a non-lethal beam to confuse and freeze his muscles temporary like he is having an epilepsy fit. The weapon can be installed in a trigger device, a briefcase, a truck or a flying drone for deployment. The present scanner technology combined with GPS could create a heat seeking view of targets for attack.
3) New aerospace technologies will expand the use of hovercraft and rotary blades to lift very heavy payloads with great maneuverability and speed across any terrain. There is a huge demand for a medium range aircraft that can function as a helicopter and a hovercraft across all terrain and the below example is not the final prototype of design. The successful design after being battle tested could spin an industry even greater than Boeing or Airbus.
– Contributed by Oogle.