Humanity is evolving at a speed Darwin will marvel at if he as much as drops back. Mr Anand, in the New York Times of Sunday September 21st 2008 writes of a killer convicted of murder in June this year by the most 'bizzare' of evidences; a brain scan! Yes. A brain scan. Apparently, this woman had committed some murder but there was no hard evidence to pin her down.
The prosecutors went for technology. a brain scanner that reveals signs that a suspect remembers details of the crime in question. The procedure begins with an electroencephalogram (a mouthful huh!), or simply EEG, in which electrodes are placed in the head to measure electrical waves. So the suspect is made to sit in silence with their eyes shut. Then an investigator reads aloud details of the crime. The resulting brain images are processed to detect whether, when the crimes details are recited, the brain lights up in specific regions- the areas that according to the technology's inventors, show measurable changes when experiences are relived.
So that's how our woman was nabbed. Unfortunately, inspite of the great promise of the technology, experts in psychology and neuroscience are up in arms. They claim that the technology was used to win a criminal conviction before being validated by an independent study! What the.....! Desperate times calls for desperate measures. If it works, then let it be used.
So you who thought you could get away with vices... your days are numbered...!