Your Tax Dollars at Work

NOON -- The humiliating nightmare that is air-travel shows no signs of letting up. USA Today reports:

    It may seem Orwellian, but on Thursday, the Homeland Security Department showed off an early version of physiological screeners that could spot terrorists. The department's research division is years from using the machines in an airport or an office building — if they even work at all. But officials believe the idea could transform security by doing a bio scan to spot dangerous people...

    The futuristic machinery works on the same theory as a polygraph, looking for sharp swings in body temperature, pulse and breathing that signal the kind of anxiety exuded by a would-be terrorist or criminal...
...or exuded by a typical airline passenger.

Next up: Vulcan Mind Melds.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

Frieda 12/5/2012 | 3:31:27 PM
re: Your Tax Dollars at Work Will women having hot flashes be highlighted as a security risk? That could only make them more dangerous! ;->
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:31:26 PM
re: Your Tax Dollars at Work Pity the arresting officer.
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