Welcome to Narrating The Dream and this is another post outlining the potential usage of virtual reality. This time, the usage is in the judicial system.
In any criminal case, it is hard to get the true version of the accused revealed with complete certainty. You can never be sure if what you see is really the truth or what they are telling you.
But what if there was a way? If the virtual reality immersion can be done based on the accused’s memories – in a manner that it is not easily detectable – so that the person really believes he/she is free to be his/her real self.
There will be issues in emulating the real world and the doubt will surely exist regarding the authenticity of the person’s act but it has as much potential for successful confession as a psych evaluation to judge the person’s reliability.