17 mei 2008

Project Hostile Intent (Dept. Of Homeland Security)

The idea is that entrants to the USA would, basically, be mind-probed by amazing new tech to be developed by the Human Factors Division of the DHS Science & Technology directorate. The S&T boys swear blind that the technology will be "non-invasive" - oh, thank god - and will "identify deception and hostile intent in real time, on the spot... without ever impeding the flow of travellers".
New Scientist reports that this is already done by specially-trained human screeners, but that's too manpower-intensive and time consuming for widespread use. Apart from expression scanning, the computers might check for suspicious eyeball movements - bad guys are well known to shiftily look left and right when worried.

Experimental Testing of Project Hostile Intent Technology (PDF)

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