The Royal society, the UK’s national academy of scientific thought, has released a report that describes developments in the areas of military and law enforcement. The report describes advancements in new performance-enhancing designer drugs, brain stimulation to boost brain activity, and weapons systems that plug directly in the brain.
Brain machine interfaces (BMI) plug soldiers’ brains directly into their weapons systems, allowing soldiers to control drones and other weapons for faster target identification, and more than likely, termination.
The implications of this new technology can be frightening. Soldiers affected with PTSD can pose a serious threat, especially those that suffer while still in the field. Being able to control a weapons system with the mind may be something the military is interested in, they just better be able to deal with the negative consequences that will undoubtedly be associated with it.