Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Please place your hands in the yellow circles...

[h/t to Drang]

Somewhere in the Northeast US, our Glorious Leaders have just completed a test of a pre-crime detection system:

Like a lie detector, [Future Attribute Screening Technology] measures a variety of physiological indicators, ranging from heart rate to the steadiness of a person's gaze, to judge a subject's state of mind. But there are major differences from the polygraph. FAST relies on non-contact sensors, so it can measure indicators as someone walks through a corridor at an airport, and it does not depend on active questioning of the subject.

Maybe it's this aggravating stomach bug talking, but every once in a while it seems like a catastrophic collapse into a new technological dark age may be the best possibility left for humanity.

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