Scientists: “Troops could ‘control guns with their minds’”February 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say weapons could be controlled in the near future with the brain. With the advance in neuroscience, scientists predict that in the not too distant future, wars may be limited to brain battle.
Researchers in the United Kingdom are looking into the prospect of coming out with war hardware which can be improved with the advance in neuroscience. The Daily Mail reports that military personnel are already excited about Mattel’s MindFlex toy. The machine uses brain waves as its controller and it gives hope that it can be developed further.
One area of development for the field is the control of drones. Currently, unmanned drones are one of the sophisticated war hardware around. If it can be controlled with the mind, experts believe that drones will have the capacity to become a very important warhead weapon.
A biochemist at the William Harvey Research Institute, Professor Flower, explained that, ‘At the moment, drone control is like controlling a model aircraft, but supposing some time in the not too distant future a drone was controlled by your thoughts. The drone may even have some self-defence capability. You could see a situation where what you think and what the drone interprets you thinking is very, very blurred.”
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