More On Brain Fingerprinting
from the not-the-most-scientific-of-solutions dept
Ah, thanks to the Register for ripping apart most of the brain fingerprinting idea. I didn’t know much about it when I posted the story yesterday, but the Register points out that it’s wonderful success record is on a very small sample size and then brings up all the privacy/civil liberties questions that should go along with such a system. Plus, they’ve got a great animated gif to go along with the story. That makes it all worthwhile.
Comments on “More On Brain Fingerprinting”
Once they’ve shown you the images that ?only a terrorist would recognize?, won?t you recognize them the next time you see them? Will I be jailed as a terrorist if I fly twice in the same week?
Now that IS funny. What are the chances of a suicide bomber recognising the scene of his last crime? Truly a stupid system.
Re: Recognizable Images
The images you see that relate to the specific purpose of the test are not identified when you take the test. You see many images, some that are relevant and some that are not. Presumably, only those images that you recognize will stimulate a response in your brain.