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Are they serious?

Posted By Sunny On 9th August, 2007 @ 3:39 pm In Current affairs, Civil liberties | Comments Disabled

“Someone’s been watching too many bad sci-fi flicks,” a reader said today when sending in an email about this: [1] Security firms working on devices to spot would-be terrorists in crowd.


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#1 Comment By Sofia On 9th August, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

Anyone remember minority report with crazy scientologist Tom Cruise…well…they do say fact is stranger than fiction..

#2 Comment By Don On 9th August, 2007 @ 4:39 pm

Technology, pah. This is the route to follow.

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Earth_Battalion

#3 Comment By Nyrone On 9th August, 2007 @ 5:14 pm

Note to Suicide Bombers: Act really normal.

#4 Comment By Don On 9th August, 2007 @ 5:25 pm

Normal at an airport is stressed, sweaty and twitchy. Unless that’s just me.

#5 Comment By Leon On 9th August, 2007 @ 5:26 pm

It has a brilliant name: Project Hostile Intent!

I don’t know whether that refers to them or the people they’ll be targeting…

#6 Comment By ZinZin On 9th August, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

Where does this leave Anas?

#7 Comment By Billy On 9th August, 2007 @ 7:55 pm

Maybe they will invent mind-reading devices next. Anyone who’s thinking of blowing things up will be in big trouble.

#8 Comment By Leon On 9th August, 2007 @ 11:04 pm

Yep, bet they’d love to be able to control people to that extent.

#9 Comment By The Dude On 10th August, 2007 @ 12:14 am

Wait there! Didn’t some innocent dude called Jean Charles Something the other, end up with six bullets pumped into his head for acting normal. Lets just hope that the pre-crime machine isn’t run on Vista, for ALL our sakes.

#10 Comment By Sudip On 10th August, 2007 @ 9:27 am

nothing too sci-fi about it, if hawk eye can extrapolate a balls trajectory while its travelling near 100mph then surely technology is there to give an idea as to who might be willing to blow themselves up.

make everyone walk around naked, thats my solution :)

#11 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 10th August, 2007 @ 12:22 pm

“Lets just hope that the pre-crime machine isn’t run on Vista”

Nope. It’ll run on Visa, like every other new fangled half-wit idea created for our ‘protection’.

#12 Comment By sonia On 10th August, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

good one leon..heh! i think the hostile intent is definitely on their part!

im flying to LA soon, i do hope i dont get stopped..

#13 Comment By sonia On 10th August, 2007 @ 12:37 pm

don you’re absolutely right, everyone is so pissed off in airports, either with the airlines, the queue, their family, or whatever, perspiring angry people - boy they’d have to arrest everyone at Heathrow wouldn’t they!

jesus

#14 Comment By Jean-Luc Gascard On 10th August, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

Sonia
It ought to be a crime for pretty women to have Arabic names. No? ;-)


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[1] Security firms working on devices to spot would-be terrorists in crowd: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/aug/09/terrorism
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Earth_Battalion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Earth_Battalion