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The Military Is Funding Ethicists to Keep Its Brain Enhancement Experiments in Check

Efforts involving brain-computer interfaces pose myriad risks to would-be supersoldiers

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The military has long been interested in what medical ethicist Jonathan Moreno calls “the whole supersoldier business” — using technology to produce bionically or…

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Sarah Scoles

Sarah Scoles

Freelance science writer; short-fiction lover; trail runner; dog embracer. Views here are my own.