Multitasking Gene May Help Drone Operators Control Robotic Swarms (Scientific American)

A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone is prepped at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. C.R.

A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone is prepped at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. C.R.

For thousands of years generals such as Caesar and Napoleon have molded citizens into soldiers en masse by using the same drills and training techniques for everyone. A recent study suggests how genetic testing could enable more personalized training for today’s drone operators who remotely control missile-armed Predators and Reapers. READ MORE HERE

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