Skip to comments.Homeland Security buys 'big brother' laser scanner that can tell if you are high . .
Posted on 07/10/2012 4:39:24 PM PDT by 1066AD
The latest scanners acquired by the U.S. government will be able detect the most minute traces of molecular discrepancies in both individuals' bloodstream and carry on luggage from 50 meters away.
Using advanced laser technology, Picosecond Programmable Laser scanners will show traces of drugs, chemicals, weapons, and even food you recently digested at the push of a button.
A non-governmental company originally developed the technology but has since partnered with the Department of Homeland Security, implying that the scanners will likely be deployed throughout airports and other high-risk areas.
The company says that the Picosecond Programmable Laser scanner can 'penetrate clothing and many other organic materials and offers spectroscopic information, especially for materials that impact safety such as explosives and pharmacological substances.'
The scanner works by using lasers to evaluate the presence of any chemical traces on people or packages, and then that information is synched up to a computer attached to the small machine.
The implications for this machine are both obvious and widespread, as it will easily lend speed and accuracy to the system, as well as an added element of nonprejudice.
Because it takes such a short amount of time to use the laser technology and interpret the data, security officials will not have to discriminate among suspicious passengers and will have time to use the technology on everyone.
The issue there, however, is that passengers will undoubtedly be upset that they are being searching without their knowledge and without any notification.
The size and portability of the Picosecond Programmable Laser scanner means that in addition to airports and border points- which are expected to be the main areas of use- there is the possibility that the scanners may be put in police cars and subway stations.
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There’s a simpler way, just ask the person who they voted for in the 2008 election.
Use it on every TSA agent everyday before they begin their shift to make sure they don’t smoke the dope.
This is another expensive toy that probably won’t work.
Our minders are getting far too many toys.
The TSAs are union boys and gals, right?
So unlikely anybody is gonna fire them.
Maybe a few months at Betty Ford.
And too many of our friends and neighbors are helping them.
It seems like the only things getting invented kind of piss me off.
So that’s how Moochelle is going to check up on us to see what we’ve been eating?
Sounds more like something that would be of value to Ambulance attendents and Paramedics, than something used to screw around with airline passengers.
Big Brother is not only watching you, he’s got his nose up your *ss.
When he doesn’t have his hand in your pants - or in your wallet.
Somehow one gets the feeling that this is NOT what the Founding Fathers had in mind for America.
Yes, but don't you get it? It's for "security" comrade.
This is another expensive toy that probably wont work.
I’ll have to create a “perfume” consisting of smokeless powder components , finely ground poppy seeds and the like.. spritz it on everything.
Good luck if it flags a false positive on you.
This sh1t needs to go and so does Thugs Sexually Assaulting you, too.
But now that "consensus" has replaced the scientific method, anything goes, I guess.
"Ve hav' VAYS of k-nowink!!!!"
Clever toilet checks on your health (CNN - BATHROOM) (June 28, 2005)
Health checks from your doctor could be replaced by visits to the bathroom, thanks to a smart toilet developed by a Japanese company.
The "Intelligence Toilet" system, created by Japan's largest toilet company, Toto, can measure sugar levels in urine, blood pressure, body fat and weight.
The toilet, which starts at $3,500, was developed by Toto in conjunction with homebuilder Daiwa House Industry.
The last time such a device made the news, it turned out to be a national scam sold to police forces across this country by a connected figure's kid.