Your brain says lie!

September 16, 2008

This is more than a little scary:

The New York Times is reporting that an Indian criminal court accepted a brain scan as evidence of guilt in a murder trial in India earlier this year. The developer of the the Brain Electrical Oscillation Signature (BEOS) test claims that it uses electrodes to detect when regions of the brain “light up” with guilty knowledge.

[. . ]

As the Times points out, most U.S. experts doubt that the BEOS technology has been propoerly validated. However, neuroscience researchers are working toward creating such a “truth machine.”

The potential for abuseĀ is so great that it makes “1984” seem like a romantic comedy. Never lie to the Truth Machine!


One Response to “Your brain says lie!”

  1. Bob G. Says:

    And of course we’ll have to employ the “Thought Police” to bring these people to justice…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: