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Mind Wars Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 193413743X
ISBN-13: 9781934137437
Edition: 2012
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Description: "There has been virtually no debate on the ethical questions raised by the brave new brain technologies. . . . The time to speak up is before the genie is out of the bottle."—The Wall Street Journal"One of the most important thinkers describes the  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

"There has been virtually no debate on the ethical questions raised by the brave new brain technologies. . . . The time to speak up is before the genie is out of the bottle."—The Wall Street Journal"One of the most important thinkers describes the literally mind-boggling possibilities that modern brain science could present for national security."—Lawrence J. Korb, former US Assistant Secretary of DefenseThe first book of its kind,Mind Warscovers the ethical dilemmas and bizarre history of cutting edge technology and neuroscience developed for military applications. As the author discusses the innovative Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the role of the intelligence community and countless university science departments in preparing the military and intelligence services for the twenty-first century, he also charts the future of national security.Fully updated and revised, this edition features new material on deep brain stimulation, neuro hormones, and enhanced interrogation. With in-depth discussions of "psyops" mind control experiments, drugs that erase both fear and the need to sleep, microchip brain implants and advanced prosthetics, supersoldiers and robot armies,Mind Warsmay read like science fiction or the latest conspiracy thriller, but its subjects are very real and changing the course of modern warfare.Jonathan D. Morenohas been a senior staff member for three presidential advisory commissions and has served on a number of Pentagon advisory committees. He is an ethics professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the editor-in-chief of the Center for American Progress' online magazine Science Progress.

Jonathan D. Moreno is Kornfeld Professor and Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia and a Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He has been a senior staff member for two presidential commissions and an advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Moreno is past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Darpa on Your Mind
Of Machines and Men
Mind Games
How to Think about the Brain
Brain Reading
Building Better Soldiers
Enter the Nonlethals
Toward an Ethics of Neurosecurity
Sources
Index

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