Who hasn't sent a text message saying "I'm on my way" when it wasn't true or fudged the truth a touch in their online dating profile? But Jeff Hancock doesn't believe that the anonymity of the internet encourages dishonesty. In fact, he says the searchability and permanence of information online may even keep us honest.

In this TEDxWinnipeg talk, Cornell associate professor of communication and of information science Jeff Hancock gives discusses how technology is affecting almost all aspects of human life, and deception, one of humankind's most fascinating behaviors, is no exception.