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If we were to pick the hottest area of technology research so far in 2012, it would have to be brainwaves. We've already seen them being used to move robotic exoskeletons for stroke victims and pilot drone aircraft, and their applications just keep evolving. Case in point:

A new battlefield binocular system that will let soldiers determine hostile activity from miles away by using their subconscious thoughts in conjunction with a computer.

Under development by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) since 2007, the Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System (CT2WS)

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Minority Report is becoming a reality... In time... :shiftyninja:

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Just when I thought about buying a night vision scope which would be a huge waste of money cause I'd never use it, they come out with this?!?

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Pffft....

Slim down the "technical look" a bit and this wins! :p ^^*meow*

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OMG I saw that a while back ago and I want that.... ^_^

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What if there is a rabid, ****ed-off German sheperd ....

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Still wont be able to beat al-Qaeda/Taliban.

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Still wont be able to beat al-Qaeda/Taliban.

There is never a winner when it comes to war.. :/

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There is never a winner when it comes to war.. :/

Sure there is. Wars drive technology.

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DARPA says that the CT2WS system has been shown to catch 91% of threats in testing, up substantially from conventional binoculars that only allowed soldiers to spot 47% of threats in the tests.

That's very impressive. All with brainwaves, huh?

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That's very impressive. All with brainwaves, huh?

I think what they are saying is that your brain may notice small differences but they are so subtle that you just ignore it, even if your brain did notice, it seems this is able to catch your brain noticing the difference and is able to alert you. Don't sleep on DARPA, its one of the few parts of the government that does lots of cool things. This may seems dumb what they are doing with this project, but the research and effort they put into these types of things get reused in the public sector down the line. They go off and do what may seem like crazy things that a company would be afraid to do in the event they cant produce a product from it, since they don't have products to make, or investors to fear. They are not afraid to go where others wont.

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