The Technology Of Truth Seeking
from the to-tell-you-the-truth... dept
Since September 11th, there’s been a much great focus on many security-related technologies. The latest focus seems to be on systems that catch people when they’re lying. Things have apparently progressed beyond the old polygraph test into all sorts of more advanced lie-detector technologies, from brain scans to voice scans to face scans. Of course, as with any such thing, the fear is about the possible consequences of false positives (saying the person is lying when they’re really telling the truth). How would you feel if a computer told you you were lying, and it messed up your life, even if there was no other evidence? Sounds like an ad for that new Spielberg movie, I guess.