The Department of Homeland Security will soon be using a laser at airports that can detect everything about you from over 160-feet away.
Gizmodo reports a scanner that could read people at the molecular level has been invented. This laser-based scanner – which can be used 164-feet away — could read everything from a person’s adrenaline levels, to traces of gun powder on a person’s clothes, to illegal substances — and it can all be done without a physical search. It also could be used on multiple people at a time, eliminating random searches at airports.
The laser-based scanner is expected to be used in airports as soon as 2013, Gizmodo reports.
via CBS DC.
Really?! Is this what we’ve come to?
I wonder what the ACLU’s position is going to be on this. At the airport I kinda understand; you are giving your consent to be searched. That’s the bargain for what is supposed to be a safe flight.
But how long before Mayor Bloomberg decides that he wants to use this on people just walking down the street?
1984 here we come!!