View Poll Results: Would you aprove a mind reading technology?

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    Re: Mind reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    What do you think?
    You'll have to read my mind to find out.
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    Re: Mind reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    My goodness!

    IBM says: mind reading is no longer a science fiction
    I don't even want to think what the abuse of this technology could do! The Thought Police is no longer a nightmare, it's getting real.

    What do you think?
    Hell no I would not approve of it. We would just one blatant misinterpretation of the constitution for law enforcement to abuse it.And since the constitution does not apply to private companies nothing would stop them using such technology to read the minds of their employees and potential applicants.
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    Re: Mind reading

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Hell no I would not approve of it. We would just one blatant misinterpretation of the constitution for law enforcement to abuse it.And since the constitution does not apply to private companies nothing would stop them using such technology to read the minds of their employees and potential applicants.
    Too much potential for abuse. Give them (gov't) an Atomic bomb and they use it to kill. Give them mind reading and soon enough it will be corrupted to kill. Our military budget is over $700 billion per year. Doesn't that explain wars for business, fun, and profit. Mind reading for business, fun and profit to follow.

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    Re: Mind reading

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Too much potential for abuse. Give them (gov't) an Atomic bomb and they use it to kill. Give them mind reading and soon enough it will be corrupted to kill. Our military budget is over $700 billion per year. Doesn't that explain wars for business, fun, and profit. Mind reading for business, fun and profit to follow.
    Again, more anti-corporate rantings.
    There were probably more than 100000 atomic, nuclear, thermonuclear, and hydrogen bombs in the world. Of that many, 2 were used, the weakest atmoic bombs, and when an impossible invasion that would have taken about 4 years to prepare for was imminent, and when millions of casualties was predicted. Again, demonstrating your ignorance.
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    Re: Mind reading

    the brain-electronic interface holds a lot of potential, as well as ethical dilemmas. my interest is more in the upload of data to the brain rather than the download of data from the brain, however.

    learning could be significantly optimized through electronics; most likely, it would be much more efficient through an interface. however, would this interface be available to all people, or just those who could afford it? if not, there might be a whole new class of intelligence that is linked to socioeconomic status, widening the inequality gap even further. and intelligence isn't always used for good.

    it's certainly possible within the next 100 years or so, and it's fascinating to consider the possibilities.

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    Re: Mind reading

    I've read claims there is success in developing the true unbeatable lie detector using a CAT scan. They claim the the memory is one part of the brain and reasoning another. Thus a person telling the truth is primarily activating his/her memory while a lie will more activate reasoning.
    If a court upheld the pure accuracy, this could open the door to lie detector tests being admissable or even possibly required of witnesses.
    Does that make you nervous? Or would you approve?
    Last edited by joko104; 12-21-11 at 11:00 AM.

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    Re: Mind reading

    Everything has the potential to be a negative. I think the benefits would far outweigh the negatives if it's possible.
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    Re: Mind reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    My goodness!

    IBM says: mind reading is no longer a science fiction
    I don't even want to think what the abuse of this technology could do! The Thought Police is no longer a nightmare, it's getting real.

    What do you think?
    We've had the thought police for some time, it just came under the guise of PC. We have re-education camps and everything for making people believe the way we want them to believe.

    As for thought police coming from this; if we stay on present course it will develop rapidly. In some guise of fighting terrorists. TSA would get something like this.
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    Re: Mind reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Sorry, pall, you must have understood by now that I'm not a native English speaker.at many times I am obtuse..
    As to to the font size, check you browser settings...Good idea......but in a perfect world, this would be correct in the first place....Yes, this poll is motivated by fear and apparently for a reason (see below).


    I see, and agree 100%; the "very conservative" are scary..
    I sincerely think you should stay away from power as far as possible.
    This reply is probably messed up, to a degree...

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    Re: Mind reading

    The government?
    NO, its us, you and I.
    In truth, "man" .
    I have a hell of a lot more faith and trust in my government that "man"..

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