Re: FYI: Truth machines for sale

Anders Sandberg (
04 Mar 1998 13:48:30 +0100

"den Otter" <> writes:

> This sounds like fun, assuming that the thing actually works. Any ideas?

I did a medline search on "voice stress" and "deception" or "lie" and
found only negative citations. Most papers were from the 80's, so it
is perhaps possible the Truster system has advanced over that level,
but I think it is very doubtful. My guess is that this is just as
unreliable as the polygraph, and this time it will be put in the hands
of even more inexperienced people who think it is valid.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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