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Dubai Police Use Futuristic Technology To Read Murder Suspect’s Mind

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A recently solved murder case in Dubai shows that science fiction movies have become a reality. Instead of traditional methods, the Dubai Police solved the case using a new technology developed by Brainwave Science, Inc, which makes it possible to literary read the minds of crime suspects.

This technology is called iCognative, but those familiar with it often call it “memory print” or “brain fingerprinting.” The science behind it is fairly easy to understand. When the human brain recognizes a known object, image, or piece of information, it involuntarily emits the so-called P300 wave.

The P300 wave is an event-related brain potential that can be measured using electroencephalography (EEG), and that’s exactly what iCognative does.

“We used the technology in a murder at a warehouse. Experts showed [the workers] pictures related to the crime, which only the person who committed it would know,” said Lt Colonel Mohammad Al Hammadi, Director of Criminology for Dubai Police. “After the session, the [brain mapping] device helped identify the main suspect who then admitted to having committed the murder.”

Lt Colonel Mohammad Al Hammadi has confirmed that the Dubai Police will continue using iCognative when solving future crimes. Other law enforcement agencies around the globe are also trialing the technology, while others, such as India’s police force, have been using it for years.

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The technique for the detection of concealed information with event-related brain potentials was pioneered by American neuroscientist Lawrence A. Farwell, who described its potential for lie detection in his 2012 research paper.

If you would like to see a real convicted murderer, Steven Avery, be brain fingerprinted by Lawrence A. Farwell, you can watch the second season of Netflix’s “Making of a Murderer“. If this isn’t good use of science fiction, then I don’t know what is.

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Facebook Will Create 10,000 Jobs In The EU To Build Its Metaverse

Facebook decided to invest in the EU because the company believes that European talent is world-leading, supported by first-class universities.

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Facebook has announced that it wants to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union (EU) to build its metaverse, a virtual reality space in which users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users.

The concept of the metaverse can be traced to Neal Stephenson’s 1992 cyberpunk novel Snow Crash. In the novel, the metaverse is a virtual shared space that appears to its users as an urban environment. This space is accessed through personal terminals connected to virtual reality goggles.

Sound familiar? That’s because the metaverse is quickly becoming a reality thanks to companies like Oculus, a subsidiary of Facebook, and the combined effort of developers and content creators from around the world.

By creating thousands of new high-skilled jobs within the EU over the next five years, Facebook wants to accelerate the development of the metaverse to usher in a new phase of interconnected virtual experiences, enabled by technologies like virtual and augmented reality.

“At its heart is the idea that by creating a greater sense of ‘virtual presence,’ interacting online can become much closer to the experience of interacting in person,” said Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice-president of global affairs. “The metaverse has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social and economic opportunities”.

According to the official announcement, Facebook decided to invest in the EU because the company believes that European talent is world-leading, supported by first-class universities. Facebook also mentioned the role European policymakers are playing in shaping the internet, so it’s likely that the investment has a political dimension to it.

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Aware of its tarnished reputation, the social media giant stressed that no single company would own and operate the metaverse — just like no single company owns the internet today. Of course, that doesn’t change anything about the fact that Facebook wants to play a huge role in it.

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg told his employees that Facebook is becoming a metaverse company with the goal of building a set of connected social apps and supporting hardware. The recently released Horizon Workrooms remote collaboration app for the Oculus Quest 2 headset can be seen as an early piece of the much larger puzzle the metaverse will become in the future.

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