Long Term Memory and the Soldier

My wife and I had an idea for a book a few years back but never got around to writing it. Basically, one of the goals of the military is to make the soldier “more efficient”. If you have a soldier that can go for 24 hours, you are increasing the efficiency. We try that now with various drugs, but there is the danger of the “crash” once the drugs wear off. We came up with an idea for modifying the soldier to allow them to always be awake on a mission. However, the problem is that long term memory is laid down while asleep. Thus an always awake soldier might have memory problems. So we thought of having a “sleeper” on the team. The one who carried the knowledge.

Now the military is coming up with a way to increase memory.

DARPA-funded prosthetic memory system successful in humans, study finds

The future is now. And it’s both exciting and scary.

Don’t forget that the entire Area 51 series is on sale for only $1.99 each; this is in advance of the release of Area 51: Redemption on 24 April! Nothing but good times ahead, as long as Cool Gus continues to heal.

Originally published at bobmayer.com on April 6, 2018.

West Point grad; Special Ops Vet; NY Times bestseller of over 80 books; for free books and over 200 free downloadable slideshows go to www.bobmayer.com

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