January 22, 2013

Brain Could Become the Ultimate Weapon

Emma Young, Cosmos Magazine


AP Photo

As the sun sets over a desert riddled with enemy fighters, a solitary Special Forces officer slips on his helmet. He chooses his next move, and his thoughts are transmitted silently to the rest of his unit. As he picks up his weapon, his helmet reads his thoughts, directing an autonomous combat robot positioned nearby to cover his advance. A continuous data stream from his brainwave-monitoring helmet transmits feedback on his stress levels and the information load on his brain to his commanding officer.

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TAGGED: Functional MRI, Military, Neuroscience, Brain

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