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Surprized? -- No??

This was in today's Capitol Hill Blue. I found it interesting -- and a little ominous, given the reputed reliability and the objective nature of voice stress analysis. (The words of any of us might be taped and subject to analysis, even without our knowledge, n'est ce pas?) A little surfing will suffice to show that these kinds of tools are becoming ever more inexpensive and accessible and may give ordinary citizens with a little technical / software savvy the ability to probe the minds of their elected masters and their minions.

BTW, have any of you Freepers out there tried fooling with this stuff?? I heard a fella in DC who does this stuff for a living that if you tape the nightly news and run the tape through VSA you might need to change you britches!

1 posted on 09/06/2001 6:46:54 PM PDT by a merkin
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To: a merkin
Anybody read 'The Clan of the Cave Bear' series? I know it is fiction, but the interesting premise in it is that the Neanderthals could not use speech to communicate because of physical limitations (similar to the great apes) but had a highly developed sign language. As the story went, they could not lie to each other - the gestures and body language did not allow it. I believe that one of the consequences of our spoken language is that we are very capable of lying and being lied to (without knowing it). What these experts are doing is reverting to "hearing" the silent language of the body, which is not nearly so easy to lie with.
2 posted on 09/06/2001 7:11:30 PM PDT by FairWitness
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To: a merkin
Are you sure of the date of this article?
3 posted on 09/06/2001 7:24:36 PM PDT by WillaJohns
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To: a merkin
This was in today's Capitol Hill Blue

It was originally published in the March 22, 1999 edition of Capitol Hill Blue, http://www.capitolhillblue.com/March1999/032299/clintonlied032299.htm

4 posted on 09/06/2001 7:46:44 PM PDT by Steve Schulin
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