UK Daily Mail
February 7, 2012
Weapons operated by thought control and helmets that stimulate soldier’s brains for more accuracy could become a reality in the not-too-distant future, according to a leading scientist.
Professor Flower, a biochemist at the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary, University of London chaired a Royal Society working group looking at the potential military impact of recent scientific advances in neuroscience.
The group’s report said that fast-moving advances in neuroscience mean that hardware such as pilotless attack planes controlled by an operator’s thoughts are entirely feasible.
Other developments Professor Flower looked at include electrical currents and EEG machines being used to improve target-spotting and the use of drugs to enhance the performance of soldiers or extract information from prisoners.
But he warned that such technology brings ethical concerns with it, especially over the use of drone weapons.
This article was posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 8:41 am