Tuesday, July 12, 2011
DHS Considering Implementation of Pre-Crime Technology
As if unconstitutional searches without cause were not bad enough, the DHS is testing "Pre-Crime" technology designed to detect and detain individuals who may present a future threat.
And you thought Minority Report was sci-fi.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has completed a first round of field-testing on a program designed to spot people who intend to commit a terrorist act. Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) was employed at an undisclosed location in the northeast, according to Nature News. FAST measures a wide variety of physiological indicators, from the steadiness of a person’s gaze to their heart rate, to judge a subject’s state of mind. FAST differs substantially from the polygraph, however. It relies on non-contact sensors, so it can measure indicators as someone walks through a corridor at an airport.
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Posted by The Doc at 4:11 PM