September 23, 2008

Homeland Security Detects Terrorist Threats by Reading Your Mind

'Pre-crime' detector shows promise

However, last week, the DHS science unit gave an update on the project, now dubbed the less-hostile-sounding Future Attribute Screening Technologies (FAST) programme. And, if DHS claims are to be believed, the research appears to be getting somewhere.

At an equestrian centre in Maryland, 140 paid volunteers walked through a pair of trailers kitted out with a battery of FAST sensors, including cameras, infrared heat sensors and an eyesafe laser radar, called a Bio-Lidar, that measures pulse and breathing rate from a distance.

Some subjects were told to act shifty, be evasive, deceptive and hostile. And many were detected. "We're still very early on in this research, but it is looking very promising," says DHS science spokesman John Verrico. "We are running at about 78% accuracy on mal-intent detection, and 80% on deception."

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  1. I wonder where they will go next with these scanners ? they now have one that can see through your clothes and read your mind, what's next ? madness .

  2. programming ;)

    ya' know that 'Obsession' movie we were talking about yesterday?

    the murder-fetishists sent me one in the mail today. pffttt!