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‘Mortal Gods’ and Future Forecasting

Mortal Gods: Ignition is an entertaining book about how superhuman people might deal with contemporary issues and challenges. But as Liberate Liberty noted a few days ago, it is more than this. It is forecasting (albeit in a broad way) the future. And a recent press release from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is another reminder of this.

“‘Mortal Gods’ Is Forecasting the Future” covered how new technology, research, and developments are moving humanity towards a day when superhuman individuals will be a reality.
IARPA is a part of the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence and its recent press release is another reminder that things that are now speculative fiction (and once thought of as fantasy) will exist eventually. Nextgov summarized, on June 14, what IARPA is currently seeking.
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, the intelligence community’s R&D arm, wants businesses to showcase technology that could prevent new bi…

‘Mortal Gods’ Is Forecasting the Future

Mortal Gods: Ignition collects three short tales focusing on how superhumans might confront real-world issues. And while superhuman individuals might seem like speculative fiction in the extreme, they aren’t that far from reality anymore. Recent information continues showing how governments and institutions across the globe are working towards creating superhuman people.
News and primary sources on research and development that moves superhumans closer to becoming a reality aren’t necessarily common. But dedicated investigation uncovers some serious information showing that it is happening.
Armed forces and governments of a variety of nations are among the major organizations exploring the creation of superhumans. The U.S. armed forces and government won’t explicitly say they are researching and developing such technology and advancements, but they undoubtedly are. Governments of other nations, and private institutions are too.