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Washington D.C. Ghost Town: Is New Portable Lie-Detector Technology To Blame? (Satire)

March 25, 2012
Tony Muga, The Intel Hub

The streets and offices of Washington D.C. were like a ghost town Friday as Radio Shack opened its doors to brisk sales of the new ‘TruthTeller5000’; a portable, hand-held lie-detector costing less than $20. The new technology does not require the use of sensors or wires but instead utilizes a remote brain-wave detector that ‘homes in’ on the area of the brain most active when lying. The moment specific neural pathways ‘light up’, the TruthTeller5000 emits an audible alarm and flashing red light, alerting its operator that the subject is being less than honest.

In what is being described as (and perhaps wrongly so) an ‘unfortunate side effect’ of this new technology, Washington D.C., the hallowed halls of Congress, and indeed the White House has been all but abandoned. As of Friday afternoon, only a skeleton-crew of clerks and janitors remain to operate the control center of the most powerful nation in the world.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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