The brain, weaponized
In the future of warfare, neuroscience offers dark possibilities
One by one, the disciplines of science have lost their innocence. For chemistry, the defining moment came during World War I, when the Germans unleashed an asphyxiating wall of chlorine gas on French troops. For physics, it was the 1945 obliteration of Hiroshima in a bright flash of nuclear fission. Knowledge brings power, and power can mean new ways to kill.