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Former Pentagon insider on the inevitable rise of superhumans

Andrew Herr, the founder of performance concierge service Fount and former Pentagon advisor, believes the emergence of super soldiers and elite civilians is inevitable - but at what cost to the both the individual and the world?
Andrew Herr
Andrew Herr

Andrew Herr is the founder and CEO of performance concierge service Fount and a leader in human performance optimisation. He has worked with elite athletes and the US military, where he spearheaded groundbreaking biotech and human performance studies. Follow him on X. Visit fount.bio.

Super-soliders and elite civilians are coming

Human enhancement technologies are already changing the nature of military recruitment, training and war-zone deployment. And, as with everything that is invented with the primary aim of increasing the odds of military victory, it is only a matter of time before these nascent technologies trickle down to civilian life.

For Andrew Herr, founder of performance concierge service Fount, his former professional role as a Pentagon advisor makes it clear which side of the fence he’s on in exploring the fullest potential of these technologies, both for military and civilian purposes.

But while what happens on the front line is quite literally a matter of life and death, the stakes are high in a different way on a professional sports field or a corporate HQ board room.

Given the inevitable rise of military-grade human enhancement hardware and software solutions into civilian populations, how concerned is he by the short-, medium- and long-term implications of significant increases in human cognitive and physiological performance?

And how do we ensure these technologies are available to all, and not just a super-rich minority who could exploit their newfound skills and capabilities to consolidate even greater power, wealth and influence?

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