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Author Vahle, Mark W., author.

Title Opportunities and implications of brain-computer interface technology / Mark W. Vahle, Major, USAF.

Publication Info. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama : Air University Press, Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, 2020.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 301.26/30:75    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (v, 27 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Wright flyer paper ; !v no. 75
Wright flyer paper ; no. 75.
Note "Accepted by Air University Press April 2019 and published July 2020."--Page ii.
At head of title: Air University, Air Command and Staff College.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 24-27).
Contents Foreword -- Abstract -- Scenario : 3 June 2040, Luzon Island, Philippines -- Introduction -- Background -- Technical hurdles -- The future -- Recommendations and conclusion.
Summary "This paper examines the implications of a technological convergence of biotechnology and cybertechnology and how best to prepare for the exponential change triggered by this emerging field. This convergence, specifically brain- computer interface (BCI) technology, is enabling bidirectional communication between the brain and a computer. Clinical applications are significant, offering treatments for epilepsy, dementia, nervous system disorders, post- traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, as well as advanced prosthetics. In some cases, BCIs may be able to not just restore functionality but also augment it. New noninvasive techniques are now showing benefits to the point where healthy individuals may opt to have BCIs installed to augment their abilities. This paper will explore the opportunities this technology creates for the United States Air Force (USAF) to enhance combat capability, particularly in high- workload career fields, and the policy choices needed to prepare for the next 20 years. It concludes that in order to seize these opportunities, the USAF needs to act now on currently available technologies to foster a culture of increased experimentation and calculated risk- taking."--Abstract.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF file (Air University Press website, viewed on July 28, 2020).
Subject United States. Air Force -- Technological innovations.
Biotechnology -- United States.
Brain-computer interfaces -- Forecasting.
Technological innovations -- Forecasting.
Brain-computer interfaces -- United States.
Military art and science -- Technological innovations.
United States. Air Force (OCoLC)fst00538280
Armed Forces -- Technological innovations (OCoLC)fst01351913
Biotechnology (OCoLC)fst00832729
Brain-computer interfaces (OCoLC)fst01742078
Military art and science -- Technological innovations (OCoLC)fst01020921
Technological innovations -- Forecasting (OCoLC)fst01145025
United States (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Air University (U.S.). Press, publisher.
Air University (U.S.). Air Command and Staff College, issuing body.
Gpo Item No. 0422-K-09 (online)
Sudoc No. D 301.26/30:75

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