Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Big brother strikes again

Where do we draw the line? Jeff Jonas details the using of a P300 brain response as allowable evidence in court cases.

I would like to have seen more information about what a P300 response is. Is it possible that some people are "malformed" and have this response even when presented with an unfamiliar image? What if it is your living room and, while the blood is unfamiliar, the rest of the information is. There are too many variables for me to enjoy this.

As for going to jail because you thought about committing a crime, that is ludicrous. The difference between humanity and animals is that we can control our actions. I'm not sure we can control our thoughts. Regardless, as humans, we must be judged on what we can control.

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