|archmage||Date: Saturday, 11-February-2012, 2:41 PM | Message # 1|
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|Soldiers could control weapons systems simply by using their minds, British scientists have suggested. |
Researchers found the Armed Forces could harness the rapid advance of neuroscience to improve the training of soldiers, pilots and other personnel.
A study, from the Royal Society, Britain’s national academy of science, showed the possible benefits of neuroscience to military and law enforcement.
It predicted new designer drugs that boost performance, make enemy troops fall asleep and ensure captives become more talkative.
But among the more remarkable scenarios suggested in the report involved the use of devices called brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) to connect soldiers' brains directly to military technology such as drones and weapons.
The study, published on Tuesday, stated that the work built on previous research that has enabled people to control cursors and artificial limbs through BMIs that read their brain signals.
Full article/source - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science....st.html