July 12, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security and the national security state are determined to convert the nation’s airports into Gestapo zones where citizens are subjected to the latest high-tech surveillance technology.
The latest example: the CIA’s technology front group, In-Q-Tel, has subcontracted with a cutting edge company to develop a molecular-level scanner that Homeland Security plans to install in airports.
“Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away,” reports Gizmodo. “From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body—agents will be able to get any information they want without even touching you.”
The new system is ten million times faster and one million times more sensitive than the current naked body porno scanners the TSA uses. Because of its range, the device can be used on everybody who enters or leaves an airport – and, as Janet Napolitano has promised, at the local mall, sports stadium and hotel.
In fact, the system developed by Genia Photonics is so effective it can allegedly detect cancer cells and record other spectroscopic information. Once implemented, it will undoubtedly trickle down to law enforcement the same way drones have. Imagine cops using “suspicionless checkpoints” and discovering with the help of this new technology that you had a martini last night or smoked marijuana at the Christmas party last year. It will be a boon for the prison-industrial complex in the United States, now hosting the largest prison population in the world.
Gizmodo notes that the laser will be a perfect tool for the cops and will serve as an ideal pre-crime unit in squad cars: Since “it’s extremely portable, will this technology extend beyond the airport or border crossings and into police cars, with officers looking for people on the street with increased levels of adrenaline in their system to detain in order to prevent potential violent outbursts? And will your car be scanned at stoplights for any trace amounts of suspicious substances?”
According to Genia Photonics and Tara O’Toole of Homeland Security, the technology will be “transition-ready… in the next 12 to 24 months.”
That does not mean it will be installed within two years in cop cruisers and at entry points at the local mall or restaurant. It does mean that the CIA and the government are working at breakneck speed to turn America into a nightmarish high-tech prison that makes anything imagined by George Orwell pale in comparison.
Married with a crop of new technologies under development by the Pentagon – roachbots, humanoid robots, quarter-sized kilobots, and DARPA-developed cyborg insects – our impending Brave New World will indeed be unlike anything we have witnessed before and will closely resemble Philip K. Dick’s The Minority Report dystopia, only tenfold.
This article was posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:38 am