As The Washington Post recently reported, many app makers are experimenting with software that can analyze someone’s emotions or honesty by a few facial cues. Imagine your friend pointing their phone at you analyzing your image and voice to determine your veracity.
What will happen to the white lies we live by? “I’m so happy to see you” to someone you can’t stand. “Of course I remember you” to someone who is nowhere in your memory banks. And what about the common phenomenon of someone saying “I love you” – when they don’t? The consequences there could be far more serious.
Politicians might be driven out of politics by technology that could determine whether they are lying. Hmm, now there’s a thought . . .