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Expert say : Brain scans 'could be used to snoop on thoughts'

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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 10:21 AM
The use of brain scanners must be regulated in order to prevent them being used to invade privacy and threaten civil liberties, a legal expert has warned.

Researchers have concerns that brain scans - already used in some death row trials in the US - could be used by British police to determine whether a suspect is lying, or has planned a crime they have yet to commit. Dr Burkhard Schafer, of the University of Edinburgh, will say that if left unregulated, scanners could threaten people's privacy. They could, for instance, be used by employers to test the honesty of an individual's CV or by commercial companies to analyse the subconscious preferences of their consumers.

Experts from around the world will gather at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Glasgow today (Monday) to debate the issue.


Researchers also warn that scans could reveal undiagnosed brain conditions in some individuals, causing unnecessary anxiety to them and their families, and that repeated scanning might even carry health risks.

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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:29 PM
Microchiping the population is not a theory, its a plan!

posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 02:29 PM
Take care of you privacy, maybe more important than your dna !

As people don't seem to understand : there is another danger : if a firm (google for instance) have all information you write on internet for your entire life : THEY could rebuild YOU based on all this information, ( like dna in biology and bioenginneering ) ... AND THEY could know what you will do before you do it ...

That really more dangerous than loose you dna : here you loose you "soul" : you loose what define you, what you think , what you decide : and we are a puppet for a global machine.

Google , facebook etc = bad for the future.

People you need to be strong : NOW

[edit on 8-6-2010 by psychederic]

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