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A battle of wits: exploring the military uses of neurotechnology

What will the wars of the future look like? That’s the question posed by a recent issue of the journal Synesis, centred on the theme of “Neurotechnology in National Security.” The issue assembles seven articles discussing the use of emerging brain-related technology for military purposes, detailing practical and ethical issues, and making recommendations for American

Scientists pioneering “mind-reading” technology propose wild advances

Researchers at the University of California in Berkeley are developing technology that may one day read people’s minds. Using fMRI scans, professor Jack Gallant recorded brain activity in three people while they watched hours of movie trailers. The participants scans were then compared to a library containing 18 million seconds of YouTube clips. The

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