Black People : Brain Scan Reads People's Intentions

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  1. Destee

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    The brain scan that can read people's intentions

    Call for ethical debate over possible use of new technology in interrogation

    Ian Sample, science correspondent
    Friday February 9, 2007
    The Guardian

    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 research breaks controversial new ground in scientists' ability to probe people's minds and eavesdrop on their thoughts, and raises serious ethical issues over how brain-reading technology may be used in the future.

    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.

    "Using the scanner, we could look around the brain for this information and read out something that from the outside there's no way you could possibly tell is in there. It's like shining a torch around, looking for writing on a wall," said John-Dylan Haynes at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Germany, who led the study with colleagues at University College London and Oxford University.

    The research builds on a series of recent studies in which brain imaging has been used to identify tell-tale activity linked to lying, violent behaviour and racial prejudice.

    The latest work reveals the dramatic pace at which neuroscience is progressing, prompting the researchers to call for an urgent debate into the ethical issues surrounding future uses for the technology. If brain-reading can be refined, it could quickly be adopted to assist interrogations of criminals and terrorists, and even usher in a "Minority Report" era (as portrayed in the Steven Spielberg science fiction film of that name), where judgments are handed down before the law is broken on the strength of an incriminating brain scan.

    "These techniques are emerging and we need an ethical debate about the implications, so that one day we're not surprised and overwhelmed and caught on the wrong foot by what they can do. These things are going to come to us in the next few years and we should really be prepared," Professor Haynes told the Guardian.

    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."


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  2. urb tactics

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    that is absolutely crazy.....as if getting employed and STAYING employed wasnt hard enough.
     
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    Hello urb tactics!:wave:

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    The logic about the technology sounds believable enough. The truth is the brain is far more advanced. Just because some Humans themselves use their brains at a lower capacity doesn't mean that the brain itself would allow this or the entity attached to it.

    White scientists have been working off the wrong mathematical equations for centuries. It's true the body is technology, you can re-wire and program it much like any electronic device, but the user of this technology is more advanced than anything we can imagine. Because this is true, this fact alters most of these attempts to hack into the soul thru the brain.

    True intention doesn't come from the brain anyway. That's like saying the kitchen makes or creates the food. But a little child might think kitchens produce food. These retards are working off old logic trying to convince themselves they are right about something that has already been proven to be wrong.

    They'll spend millions of dollars to implement technology that people will simply train their brains not to send out certain signals, just like some people can pass a lie detector test even though they've killed half the people in a nearby village.

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  5. Angela22

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    Man always thinks he can do what the Father does; only the Father can read people's hearts, and actually know when and if that person will commit any act at all.

    People have racing thoughts; what was intended at the first, might not be what is actually done. So how would something like this work except condemn people for passing thoughts they may not even act on? Just because you think about hitting another person, and you set your intent on doing it, doesn't mean it'll happen, because you may just be venting in your own mind it's the best thing to do. But then quickly enough, you change your mind.

    Just seems another want to take away a freedom; freedom of thought!
     
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