February 7, 2012

Soldiers Could Control Weapons with Minds

Ian Sample, Guardian


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Soldiers could have their minds plugged directly into weapons systems, undergo brain scans during recruitment and take courses of neural stimulation to boost their learning, if the armed forces embrace the latest developments in neuroscience to hone the performance of their troops.

These scenarios are described in a report into the military and law enforcement uses of neuroscience, published on Tuesday, which also highlights a raft of legal and ethical concerns that innovations in the field may bring.

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TAGGED: Neuroscience, Weapons Technology, Weapons, Brain-computer Interface

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