Do you think this would help to make politics more honest? Would they just find ways around it? What if we came up with a brain scanner that could tell if people were telling the truth? If we could scan a person's brain and determine that they were a sociopath or had sociopathic tendencies should such people be kept from positions of power? Should they be incarcerated? Killed? Forced into rehabilitation?
I got this idea from a book called The Truth Machine
"The Truth Machine (1996) is a science fiction novel by James L. Halperin about a genius who invents an infallible lie detector. Soon, every citizen must pass a thorough test under a Truth Machine to get a job or receive any sort of license. Eventually, people begin wearing them all the time, thus eliminating dishonesty in all parts of human interaction, and eliminating crime, terrorism and a great deal of general social problems."
I ask, because I think fields like cybernetics and brain computer interfaces could make things like this possible one day. Plus, it is just kind of a fun idea!