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

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Thread: Mind reading

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    Re: Mind reading

    If this device could be used to extract intelligence from belligerent detainees without the use of torture, what then? Used on an accused serial killer, and the suspect shown sites where bodies had been found to see if he recognized them? If they knew the victim? You wouldn't be able to lie anymore. Use of such a device would be covered under unreasonable search and seizure. There are abuses of that now, I don't see how this device would magically make such abuses more prevalent.

    And don't worry, Aunt Spiker, if the technology proves itself it will get out and be used for therapeutic purposes at the very least.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Mind reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    So then what was with this question:



    If you feel the benefits shouldnt' be overlooked and you support the production of said product - then aren't you and I saying the exact same thing?
    Well I was trying to get where you were coming from. Not sure I have done that yet, but as it looks now..maybe.

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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?
    Yeah I've been following this closely. Something strange is going over there at IBM because this isn't the first intrusive mind-based technology they're claiming to suddenly have. IBM historically has acheived more technology U.S. Patents than any other company by far. It seems now they're in the business of reading minds.

    People keep a watch on them because lately IBM has been claiming to have some pretty "New World Order-ish" type inventions.

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    Re: Mind reading

    Direct mind communications have existed for a while. I've read some papers (in proper journals) on technology that allows sounds to be heard by projecting microwaves to the brain etc and there are other means of somewhat direct mind to computer interface as well. Honda has a car that can be driven by wearing a cap on your head, and you can play neurofeedback games and there is neurofeedback therapy as well. Our conceptions of a mind reading device are mostly fictive compared to what they would actually be. Detecting a lie would be no easier than using a polygraph... there is no "I'm lying cortex" in the brain.
    Last edited by MKULTRABOY; 12-21-11 at 04:32 PM.

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    Re: Mind reading

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Both negativity and ignorance exist, even here..
    But, Dave, exactly what are you trying to say ?
    That these millions of deaths are the result of man not caring ??
    I'm saying our political leadership doesn't care and perhaps we should start by changing that. Enough bells and whistles led by technical sophistication. Let's lead with moral and ethical sophistication. Until that time, as a race, we lack sufficient responsibility to manage our toys, weapons, monies, etc.

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