Move over TSA with your back scatter xray machines. Thats old news. Now the Department Of Homeland Security is about roll out a laser scanner that can read people at a molecular level! Yes you heard correctly..star wars is coming to an airport near you!
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 scanner is called the Picosecond Programmable Laser. The device works by blasting its target with lasers which vibrate molecules that are then read by the machine that determine what substances a person has been exposed to. This could be Semtex explosives to the bacon and egg sandwich they had for breakfast that morning.
Great, so will it be able to tell me what gave me gas the night before? But seriously, does this technology frighten you just a little bit?