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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Missiles fired by the mind are closer than we think: Ethics council warn of 'Star Wars' future for human race

Thinking caps that enhance intelligence and mind-controlled missiles could be a major part of a ‘Star Wars’ future for the human race, academics claim.

They are investigating the ethical dilemmas posed by inventions that interfere with the workings of the brain.

With some of the devices already piloted and the technology to create others readily available, the influential Nuffield Council on Bioethics has launched a consultation on the subject.

Professor Thomas Baldwin, who is in charge of the consultation, said the U.S. military was actively trying to develop weapons that could be controlled by the thought waves of a soldier thousands of miles away via a computer.

He said: ‘It is not just science fiction. If you really can make contact with thoughts and get devices controlled by them, then you can have funny kinds of warfare.

‘I don’t think it is unrealistic if you have the unlimited funds of the Pentagon to project ourselves towards some kind of Star Wars future.’ Read More