Firefox downed by real life
BOFFINS are just a few years away from making weapons controlled entirely by the mind – just like in the 1982 movie Firefox.
Advances in neuroscience mean that hardware such as pilotless attack planes operated by thoughts are entirely feasible.
Brainwave controlled drones could require less effort and just a few remote pilots to keep in the air.
Professor Rod Flower, a biochemist at the University of London, said: “At the moment, drone control is like controlling a model aircraft, but some time in the not too distant future a drone will be controlled by using your thoughts.”
U.S. military research organisation Darpa has been working on a ‘hairnet’ of electrodes that records brain waves and has been used to reveal what analysts missed while studying satellite images.
Clint Eastwood’s Soviet thoughtcontrol warplane movie Firefox ( right), looked fantastic back in 1982 – now it looks like it could easily be overtaken by science.