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'X-Men' superhumans could become a reality

Posted on Wednesday, 27 February, 2013 | Comment icon 36 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Genetic experimentation and augmentation could create real-life X-Men within as little as 30 years.

Evolution may no longer be the major factor in the development of our species according to a two-day summit in which scientists talked to the MoD's Development Concepts and Doctrine Centre about the potential for future advances. Instead, genetic modification could produce superhuman capabilities not dissimilar to those seen in the X-Men comics or in TV series such as Heroes.

"Advancements in gene technology could lead to a class of genetically superior humans by 2045," a report on the summit stated. "Human augmentation is likely to increase over the next 30 years. Discussions highlighted that it is possible that advances in biology, unequally shared across society, could generate genetic inequality."

"The iconic X-Men superheroes may soon spring out of comic books and become a reality! Genetic experiments will create a superior race within 30 years, giving rise to super-humans like the X-Men by 2045, UK scientists claim."

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Comment icon #27 Posted by White Unicorn on 27 February, 2013, 22:10
Does the author of this article realize Wolverine was physically modified with his Adamantium. He didn't just grow it naturally. But really we'll all need to be Mutants or have a "Meta Gene" to combat the A-I's the brains in Swwitzerland want to build! Or we can become Cybermen, Borg, "Six Million Dollar" people. The list goes one forever. Considering mucking with the Human Genome is suppsoed ILLEGAL, all of this will ahve to be done is secret labs hidden deep underground or inside mountain ranges of under the oceans in specially built fortresses or on the Moon, Mars. Somewhere really, really ... [More]
Comment icon #28 Posted by Zaphod222 on 28 February, 2013, 2:22
No they won´t, and this article is more BS.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Black Red Devil on 28 February, 2013, 2:26
I love the X-Men and all, but really........?????? Spider Man I might buy. His powers are physical mostly... wall crawling, strength, agility, webbing. The X-Men are mainly energy manipulators and generators. I've yet to see a good way to duplicate that without extensive technology involved. Thanks for being a party pooper mate. I always wanted to have the ability to turn my invisible power mode on and stalk around female change rooms. I suffer from vertigo, I'm not interested in jumping off buildings and hoping the web sticks.......
Comment icon #30 Posted by danielost on 28 February, 2013, 2:43
Thanks for being a party pooper mate. I always wanted to have the ability to turn my invisible power mode on and stalk around female change rooms. I suffer from vertigo, I'm not interested in jumping off buildings and hoping the web sticks....... Their working on tgis one, although it is more G.IJoe than X-Men.
Comment icon #31 Posted by DieChecker on 28 February, 2013, 3:55
Thanks for being a party pooper mate. I always wanted to have the ability to turn my invisible power mode on and stalk around female change rooms. I suffer from vertigo, I'm not interested in jumping off buildings and hoping the web sticks....... You might be able to get the next best thing with Octopus skin or Chameleon skin. You could look exactly like a mannikin or maybe just like a pile of clothes. Octpus can look like a pile of sand, or a piece of coral, or they can mimic the color of the ocean around them.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Skeptic Chicken on 28 February, 2013, 15:22
I love the X-Men and all, but really........?????? Spider Man I might buy. His powers are physical mostly... wall crawling, strength, agility, webbing. The X-Men are mainly energy manipulators and generators. I've yet to see a good way to duplicate that without extensive technology involved. What if we learn from eels? start off by breeding/creating eel-men and then modify them until they can unleash they're discharge in bolts, rather than all around them at random. not sure if i intentionally made it sound wrong.
Comment icon #33 Posted by DieChecker on 28 February, 2013, 20:37
What if we learn from eels? start off by breeding/creating eel-men and then modify them until they can unleash they're discharge in bolts, rather than all around them at random. Maybe?? I thought maybe Cyclops could have bio luminences with laser focusing lens in the eye... but it is not quite the same, and would not be very powerful.
Comment icon #34 Posted by Xanthurion2 on 1 March, 2013, 6:20
Does the author of this article realize Wolverine was physically modified with his Adamantium. He didn't just grow it naturally. But really we'll all need to be Mutants or have a "Meta Gene" to combat the A-I's the brains in Swwitzerland want to build! Or we can become Cybermen, Borg, "Six Million Dollar" people. The list goes one forever. Considering mucking with the Human Genome is suppsoed ILLEGAL, all of this will ahve to be done is secret labs hidden deep underground or inside mountain ranges of under the oceans in specially built fortresses or on the Moon, Mars. Somewhere really, really ... [More]
Comment icon #35 Posted by danielost on 1 March, 2013, 6:36
Actually Wolverine already had bone claws before they coated his skeleton with adamantium. He was also born with the accelerated healing and heightened senses. Actually Wolverine already had bone claws before they coated his skeleton with adamantium. He was also born with the accelerated healing and heightened senses. True, he is both a mutant and a mutated person.
Comment icon #36 Posted by Alexandra NightShade on 18 August, 2013, 14:39
I'll get ready to hate and fear them. Why fear and hate them? Their still human! How can gene technology help us to become like Storm? Weather control, seriously? Well ok, we can play X-Men, but only if I can be Gambit! Fine, only if I'm a female version of Wolverine!


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