Monday, February 1, 2010

Have Your Mind Scanned Before You Fly

Assaults are coming fast and furious again, after the Massachusetts special election which pissed off (I know I should say "energized") the president. More government, more control over more aspects of your life is the answer, the only answer, in these troubled times, according to him. Trust your government, he says.

And so it should be no surprise that we may be told to submit to the mind-reading scanners when we fly next time.

This from LRC Blog at

‘Can You Read My Mind’—in Hebrew? (David Kramer, 1/30/2010 LRC Blog)


As part of stringent measures to beef up airport security, US authorities may use an Israeli-made mind-reading scanner that allegedly predicts whether a passenger is a
potential threat or not. The Transportation and Safety Administration (TSA) and the Homeland Security are considering the installment of a controversial mind-reading system, that was recently developed by the Israeli-based WeCU Technologies, in all American airports, AP reported on Thursday.

The device, which functions by blending high computer technology and behavioral psychology, is essentially designed to “get inside the evildoers head” without the subject’s knowledge and prevent him or her from placing the lives of fellow travelers in jeopardy.
"This news shouldn’t come as a big surprise considering that Israeli minds have already taken over the U.S. Congress. "

Here's the AP article mentioned in the above blog post.

WeCU (pronounced "we see you") Technologies Ltd. has this to say about their product:

"The WeCU system ...... is able to identify persons who have any kind of involvement in a defined threat. The system identifies this involvement without requiring any type of a-priory information as to the checked subject, and while there are no other alerting signals, such as suspicious behaviour, belongings or profile. The system performs a fast and covert test procedure, which does not interfere with the routine activities and the flow at the protected site.

"The system is based on a unique probing method which uses knowledge from the behavioural sciences in combination with advanced biometric sensors. The system is effective for the detection of individuals who are manipulative, calm, do not have guilty knowledge, and are not being deceptive at the time of the detection. At the same time, it eliminates false results out of detecting individuals who are stressed or behaving suspiciously resulting personal, unrelated reasons. "

Oh that's assuring, isn't it?

U.K. will bar people from flying if they refuse to submit to full body scan.

Are we going to just shrug and follow the line to the body and mind scan?


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