Skip to comments.The Brain Scan That Can Read People's Intentions
Posted on 02/08/2007 5:24:10 PM PST by fanfan
A team of world-leading neuroscientists has developed a powerful technique that allows them to look deep inside a person's brain and read their intentions before they act.
The team used high-resolution brain scans to identify patterns of activity before translating them into meaningful thoughts, revealing what a person planned to do in the near future. It is the first time scientists have succeeded in reading intentions in this way.
The use of brain scanners to judge whether people are likely to commit crimes is a contentious issue that society should tackle now, according to Prof Haynes. "We see the danger that this might become compulsory one day, but we have to be aware that if we prohibit it, we are also denying people who aren't going to commit any crime the possibility of proving their innocence."
"A lot of neuroscientists in the field are very cautious and say we can't talk about reading individuals' minds, and right now that is very true, but we're moving ahead so rapidly, it's not going to be that long before we will be able to tell whether someone's making up a story, or whether someone intended to do a crime with a certain degree of certainty."
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I don't like it either. But I would like to strap one of these bad boys on Hillary and some of her ilk.
The ACLU shall appear shortly.
Polygraphs arent foolproof and arent admisable as evidence.
Im calling BS on the accuracy of this "brain scan"
This is pure unadulterated bulls**t. Its supposed to be the other way around. But then again, this is The Guardian UK
Yeah, maybe it works a little better than chance in a very controlled experiment where a decision has been made.
There's no way this will ever have any practical application.
Thought police certified....this is creepy
I already own one of these (the internet model) and all of you are a bunch of perverts!
Hope you're right.
Start with the US Congress. Now, that would be a show.
It depends on what you mean by "practical", and from "who's" point of view.
Okay, if you have a real time brain scan going of your fellow poker players going, you might be able to pick up some patterns when they're looking at their hands.
It would be cheaper and easier to put a pinhole camera behind them to show you their cards. Certainly more effective.
20 Questions toy gets it right nearly every time!
I agree. Way too easily abused.
I prefer the Magic 8 Ball myself.
If everyone could tell the intentions of everyone else, there would be no more poker.
Scarry stuff............I might be dis oriented....deportd....promoted...oh yeah, I'm self employed..................................never mind