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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‘98% of these technologies are not going to happen, but some will.’

‘Imagine devices that can keep you at a reasonably high level of attention but not to the point where you’re frazzled.’

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