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06/13/2010 06:54 AM ID: 84424 Permalink   

Brain Scans to Spy on Thoughts?


Researchers say the use of brain scans in some death row trials in the United States could be expanded into the United Kingdom, where they might be used by police to detect whether a suspect is lying or is planning a crime.

Dr. Burkhard Schafer of the University of Edinburgh says other privacy concerns for brain scans include exploitation by employers to detect lying on résumés or by companies trying to analyze their customers´ preferences.

The scans are now so advanced that they can be used to determine things a person likes and doesn´t like, and reveal fears and anxieties. There are presently no guidelines for their acceptable use.

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Woo perhaps they´ll start arresting prople for the crime of thinking about committing a crime.
  by: jamesmc   06/13/2010 05:31 PM     
Is this system called "Precogs"?
  by: Lurker     06/13/2010 06:23 PM     
no good will come from this. the government needs to know it´s place. stay out of peoples everyday lives it´s not their place to control the way we live or invade their way into our thoughts.
  by: Devil Duck     06/13/2010 07:36 PM     
if someone actually can do this, then they also can insert ideas, behavior etc .. no to mention stealing ideas and blocking creativity.

talk about creating aliens LOL, if that´s are true, maybe that´s how they started as a collective .. whatever, can´t wait til my neighbor knows what I think about her :-D la´la´laaa heheh
  by: Key2000     06/13/2010 07:50 PM     
  Dr Frankenstein Returns...  
  by: captainJane     06/13/2010 11:56 PM     
  Somebody should check  
Dr. Burkhard´s Resume. Something tells me he may have lied on it.
  by: OnlineDiscord   06/14/2010 12:17 AM     
  This technology...  
is really quite limited, it is no better then a sort of polygraph test on the brain, if a person wants to and has a rough idea how it works, they could easily fake it. The brain is far too complex for such ham handed systems to work with any sort of specificity or accuracy.
  by: tiggyfiggy   06/14/2010 06:06 AM     
  Before its hits general public  
The general public should use it on their bosses,CEO´s,Elected leaders, and officials.....

Just to see if it works.Because some how these devices only work on the workers and not people who can afford 100 lawyers.
  by: Mannyishere     06/14/2010 07:53 AM     
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