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Prepare to have your conception of truth rocked to its very foundation.

It is the year 2004. Violent crime is the number one political issue in America. Now, the Swift and Sure Anti-Crime Bill guarantees a previously convicted violent criminal one fair trial, one quick appeal, then immediate execution. To prevent abuse of the law, a machine must be built that detects lies with 100 percent accuracy.

Once perfected, the Truth Machine will change the face of the world. Yet the race to finish the Truth Machine forces one man to commit a shocking act of treachery, burdening him with a dark secret that collides with everything he believes in. Now he must conceal the truth from his own creation . . . or face his execution.

By turns optimistic and chilling--and always profound--The Truth Machine is nothing less than a history of the future, a spellbinding chronicle that resonates with insight, wisdom . . . and astounding possibility.

"PROFOUND."
--Associated Press
Published: Random House Publishing Group an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on Sep 29, 1999
ISBN: 9780345439802
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A great book! More near future than science fiction, it concerns a man who, when affected by a terrible crime, decides to make it his life's work to create a completely foolproof lie detector. The rest of the book explores the impact on his life and on society. What happens when it becomes normal for people to be expected to tell the truth - all the time? Very well done.read more
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Do you think you need "The Truth Machine" ?To know truth does not always make us happy and be relieved.But,I think "The Truth Machine" need for murder and spy and so on.read more
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A great book! More near future than science fiction, it concerns a man who, when affected by a terrible crime, decides to make it his life's work to create a completely foolproof lie detector. The rest of the book explores the impact on his life and on society. What happens when it becomes normal for people to be expected to tell the truth - all the time? Very well done.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Do you think you need "The Truth Machine" ?To know truth does not always make us happy and be relieved.But,I think "The Truth Machine" need for murder and spy and so on.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
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