Hidden Government Scanners Will Instantly Know Everything About You From 164 Feet Away

Everything about you will be written all over your face. Via Gizmodo:

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. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body.

According to the undersecretary for science and technology of the Department of Homeland Security, you might start seeing [these scanners] in airports as soon as 2013.

And, since it’s extremely portable, will this technology extend beyone 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? Would all this information be recorded anywhere?

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  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Cool, these should be in every corporate boardroom … where the criminal elements have taken refuge in our society.

    • Iconography

      yep, this is not a case of government excess it’s “TEH CORPARSHUNS!” 

      remember, it’s never the government, it’s “TEH CORPARSHUNS!”

      the government is your friend – you need to give it more power to protect you from “TEH CORPARASHUNS!!!!!!!” 

      (1) increase the power of the government to limit the power of corporations (supported by the 
      brainwashed left – i.e. Occupy Wall Street)

      (2) increase the power of the corporations to limit the power of government (supported by the brainwashed right – i.e. the Tea Party)

      (3) increase both the power of corporations and the government (supported by the Democrat and Republican parties) 

      (4) decrease both the power of corporations and the government (supported by thinking people)

      • Ron Paul

        And fresh from the Ron Paul academy for internet trolls…

        • Anarchy Pony

          No no no, Paul and his tards love themselves some increased corporate power. 

      • Jin The Ninja

        kill capitalism.  f*ck them both.

      • Andrew

        Genia Photonics is a private corporation.

        • Iconography

          … that wouldn’t be in business without a fat contract from the Government. 

          more taxes = more money for government; more money for government = more money to spend on Genia Photonics secret police technology 

      • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

         Fascinatingly Naive

        • Iconography

          translation: “TEH CORPORASHUNS IS WATCHING ME!”

          in your previous incarnation in the ’50s you were screaming about the Commies, now you’re screaming about the Capitalists … whatever evil the MSM feeds you, you’re happy to gulp it down like a greedy li’l bird

          why are you so hungry, li’l birdie? 

          • Jin The Ninja

             while screaming about the ‘commies,’ the US and the UK were consolidating the losses of foreign colonies by installing dictators, military juntas and protecting corporate commodities like oil wells, factories and lumber resources by killing and displacing the local populations. it was in their best interest to deem anyone vaguely leftist or social justice oriented ‘communists.’ so they could maintain perpetuate their fascist, imperialist agenda. just as they do now. capitalists are NOT are an oppressed minority, and all you are doing is shilling the same line they (gov, corporations) want you to do. good job, ‘little lamb.’ now let me go prepare the altar…

  • Iconography

    What, are these scanners from 1976? 

  • MoralDrift

    Sounds a little science fictiony…. If its true….then the time for revolt would be nigh

  • DeepCough

    Hey, it’s not like the 4th Amendment makes any mention of electronic searches of your person
    from 50 meters away, now does it?

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    which is why they call that place
    The Land of the Free

    • M.

      Some times light poses as dark.
      Sometime dark is light.

      Who can say what’s right?

  • IGV

    My company makes something similar to this, only much, much better. 

    • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

       sabotage it while you have the chance

      • IGV

        I’ve thought about it, trust me. They are not manufactured in the county I work in though. So anything I do to “sabotage” them would be essentially fruitless. They are releasing this information because its about 1/60th of what the real capabilities are. 164 feet is the biggest joke, their range is much greater, so much so it’s classified. As with most of the real specs. 

        I see who the buyers are. Lets just say, it frightens me. 

        • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

          thanks, I thought the specs looked a little unimpressive
          good luck

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Good luck scanning for trace amounts of drugs…every dollar bill in America is ever so slightly tainted with small amounts of drugs. They may want to fine tune that concept before running with it.

    That aside…I’m repulsed by the whole idea. It’s a cops wet dream come true, a prison owners ultimate weapon for keeping that occupancy rate nice and high, and a politicians best friend (as long as they pay to keep it pointed away from themselves.) I’d love to see one installed at the doors to Congress tho…watching go off constantly as a never ending report of benders and perversion streams forth would almost be worth the hassle for the rest of us.

  • http://twitter.com/Peace_Love_Pie Peace Love Apple Pie

    the search via such methods is actually unconstitutional. read… these machines are illegal.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Since when does the national security establishment care about legality?

      • PossiblyMaybe

        Exactly! And as far as this most recent illegal intrusion into our privacy is concerned, someone is going to need to invent a device which can first detect and then scramble such a signal. Me thinks that that person is going to make an obscene amount of money! 

  • lifobryan

    I’m okay with it so long as it makes a theremin-like whistling noise when it operates … like the Tricorders on Star Trek.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Priorities.

  • Milord
  • Milord