Vladimir Putin has claimed genetically-modified super soldiers “worse than a nuclear bomb” could soon become a reality.
The Russian President spoke to a crowd of students about the prospect of an army of trained killers incapable of feeling “pain or fear” much like the characters in 1992 action movie Universal Soldier.
The normally icy-veined Putin appeared focused at the prospect of super soldiers.
Putin said scientists could create Universal Soldier-style supermen incapable of feeling fear or pain.
On October 19 2017, he revealed that scientists are close to breaking the genetic code which would enable them to create “a human with pre-designed characteristics”.
Speaking at a youth festival in Sochi, Putin warned of the consequences of playing God with man’s genetic code, reports The Express.
He said: “A man has the opportunity to get into the genetic code created by either nature, or as religious people would say, by the God.
“All kinds of practical consequences may follow. One may imagine that a man can create a man not only theoretically but also practically.
The Kremlin strongman warned governments need to regulate the creation of super soldiers.
“He can be a genius mathematician, a brilliant musician or a soldier, a man who can fight without fear, compassion, regret or pain.
“As you understand, humanity can enter, and most likely it will in the near future, a very difficult and very responsible period of its existence.
“What I have just described might be worse than a nuclear bomb.”