This Spells “Fragging” to Me

According to NewScientist, the National Academy of Science is claiming that neuroscience may help improve soldiers’ performance on the battlefield:

If a soldier is struggling, a digital “buddy” might step in and warn them about nearby threats, or advise comrades to zap them with an electromagnet to increase their alertness.

Oh yeah, zapping a fully armed soldier in combat to “increase their alertness” sounds like a fragging waiting to happen. Also, think of the practical jokes you could play with that …

Finally, if these weren’t the first things to occur to you when you read that line, you probably haven’t served in the infantry.

Go on!


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