Future Wars May Be Fought by Synapses

Future Wars May Be Fought by Synapses

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Instead of the indiscriminate destruction of the atom bomb or napalm, the signature weapon of future wars may be precise, unprecedented control over the human brain. As global conflicts become murkier, technologies based on infiltrating brains may soon enter countries’ arsenals, neuroethicists claim in a paper published online in Synesis. Such “neuroweapons” have the capacity to profoundly change the way war is fought.

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