India becomes first country to use brain scanning in courts

The new technology is, to its critics, Orwellian. Others view it as a silver bullet against terrorism that could render waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods obsolete. Some scientists predict the end of lying as we know it.

Now, well before any consensus on the technology’s readiness, India has become the first country to convict someone of a crime relying on evidence from this controversial machine: a brain scanner that produces images of the human mind in action and is said to reveal signs that a suspect remembers details of the crime in question.

Full Story: New York Times

(via Disinfo)

2 Comments

  1. Can I say one thing about this? It is one of the most disgusting things I have ever read. They put away people for life now based solely on circumstantial evidence in the States, how long before we just lock away people based on the working of their brains? God damn..

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