December 11, 2012

Brain Hacking: War's Next Battlefield

C. Diggins & C. Arizmendi, Wired

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It’s been fashionable in military circles to talk about cyberspace as a “fifth domain” for warfare, along with land, space, air and sea. But there’s a sixth and arguably more important warfighting domain emerging: the human brain.

This new battlespace is not just about influencing hearts and minds with people seeking information. It’s about involuntarily penetrating, shaping, and coercing the mind in the ultimate realization of Clausewitz’s definition of war: compelling an adversary to submit to one’s will.

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TAGGED: Military, Hackers, Brain-computer Interface, Warfare