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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…




Future Human is a science publication from Medium about the survival of our species. It is run by the OneZero editorial team, which also publishes stories about major forces in technology through its namesake publication and stories about gadgets on Debugger.

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Sarah Scoles

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

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