Jennifer Lawrence takes a lie detector test (to promote her new movie)

Celebrity movie-promo videos are getting stranger and stranger. In this one, produced by Vanity Fair, actress Jennifer Lawrence is strapped up to a lie detector machine and asked a series of revealing questions like, "Do you ever fake tan?" (yes), "Do you regret any of your Red Carpet looks?" (yes), "Have you ever Googled yourself?" (yes), and "Do you know anyone in the Illuminati?" (no).

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What would it be like if we all wore accurate lie detectors around all the time?

Today we travel to a future without lies. What would it be like if we all wore accurate lie detectors around all the time?

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In this episode of Flash Forward we talk about when children learn to lie, the different social functions of lying, and what might happen if we couldn’t ever fib. How would negotiations be different? How would we make small talk? Could we create art or music? All that and more in this week’s future. (Illustration by Matt Lubchansky)

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