I have spent many long nights debating science fiction since I was old enough to know that it might possibly exist as reality one day. Now, though ,certain elements of classical science fiction are coming closer to fruition and I find myself wondering at the state of the world in a few years.

Within the next ten to twenty years or so we may be fielding superhuman soldiers. Already, the use of blue force tracker in the vehicles helps to keep an eye on the prize so to speak. Soon, however, there will be similar equipment and even full G.P.S systems integrated deeply into the battle uniforms of America's fighting men and women.

The uniform will have a powered exoskeleton that allows the soldier to become anywhere from twenty five percent to thirty percent stronger, and achieve a one hundred percent increase to their speed. An internal system that doubles as padding and armor, called liquid armor will also begin to make the scene.

This suit, will utilize iron or other magnetic metals floating in silicon oil to create instant armor. When a magnetic or electrical current passes through the conglomeration, the soft armor becomes immensely rigid. researchers claim it may take extensive decades long research to make this truly anti-ballistic capable. The uses will be staggering, however. Every, individual part of a soldiers body could conceivably have a substantial form of protection that current body armor types do not protect at all.

The blue force tracker has been in service for several years now, and has aided headquarters units to know near immediately what occurred on the battlefield. When it actually works that is. The technology itself has the occasional glitch and bug that all dated technology has. The biggest draw back has always been its bulk, however. It a technical operator to utilize it at a strategic location, even if that location was a ratty old command tent.

The advanced war fighting model will change that. Integrated bio-systems to monitor a combatant's vital signs, stress, and current mental state will be combined with cutting edge technology that utilizes a global positioning system. This will allow individual soldiers to not only know where they are at all times while helping them find their way in foreign territory, but it will also let them know their own vital statistics at the same time. Other than this, they will add-on technology that does away with bulky communications equipment, and utilize a system call bone conduction to send messages.

Not too long after all of this technological updating occurs, emergency response teams will be able to find singular soldiers rapidly in case of traumatic occurrence. Forever gone will be the days of fumbling for your nine line medivac card to request medical support while dodging incoming assaults.

In short, the battlefield will be changing substantially in the next decade or two. Many of the improvements I've mentioned were slated for use as early as 2010. Other advancements are only theoretical but there are somewhat workable prototypes.