Life in 2030,
17 MINS

Thought reading machines to convict criminals  | S1:E3

November 05, 2016
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In this episode of the Life in 2030 podcast, we explore the emerging field of Brain-Computer Interfaces, or BCI for short. It’s a field that’s already allowing amputees to control their prosthetic arms simply through the use of their thoughts, but in a few decades, its ability to make thoughts and data interchangeable opens up a world of opportunities, from surfing the web Matrix-style, to tech-enabled telepathy, and in particular to this episode, convicting criminals of hard-to-prove crimes.

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LISTENER FEEDBACK

What do you think? Is thought reading technology all it’s cracked up to be? Will it play a big role in our legal system? Will it be banned altogether? Where else do you think thought reading tech will play a big role in our future society?

Send us your thoughts at Feedback@Quantumrun.com. We’ll publish the most thoughtful feedback on our website.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC

This podcast was based off an article in our Future of Law series: http://www.quantumrun.com/series/future-law

Individual episodes:

Trends that will reshape the modern law firm: Future of law P1

Mind-reading devices to end wrongful convictions: Future of law P2    

Automated judging of criminals: Future of law P3  

Reengineering sentencing, incarceration, and rehabilitation: Future of law P4

List of future legal precedents tomorrow’s courts will judge: Future of law P5    

CREDITS

Executive producer, writer, and narrator: David Tal, President of Quantumrun. Reach him @DavidTalWrites across all social media.

Producer and podcast editor: Kaelah Shimonov

All music heard throughout this podcast was composed by Karl Gutowski.  

Voiceover artists: Triera Holley, Bentley Michaels

Image credits: Felipe Morin via Flickr

Common copyright background sounds used: Channel surfing, Door buzzer, Footsteps 1, Footsteps 2, Room ambient, Chair scrape, Sit on chair, Chains, Jail cell door late, Jail Cell Door close

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