Vlad Putin claims the world is on the brink of developming of a new super weapon.
Vladimir Putin warned a crowd of young students that scientists in Russia will soon break the genetic code and create something "worse than a nuclear bomb".
In a shocking speech yesterday, the Russian leader suggested that his world could soon seen sci-fi super-human soldiers who cannot feel pain or fear.
President Putin said that science is moving at such a fast pace that the world is running out of the time to develop regulation around these eerie advances.
Genetically Modified Humans.
"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.
"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."
War studies experts have written at length about this dynamic, the urge to develop an unwanted weapon out of fear that otherwise you adversary might get it first and use it against you.