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NASA plans to read terrorist's minds at airports

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posted on Aug, 17 2002 @ 02:58 AM
Airport security screeners may soon try to read the minds of travelers to identify terrorists.Officials of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have told Northwest Airlines security specialists that the agency is developing brain-monitoring devices in cooperation with a commercial firm, which it did not identify.
Space technology would be adapted to receive and analyze brain-wave and heartbeat patterns, then feed that data into computerized programs "to detect passengers who potentially might pose a threat," according to briefing documents obtained by The Washington Times.
NASA wants to use "noninvasive neuro-electric sensors," imbedded in gates, to collect tiny electric signals that all brains and hearts transmit. Computers would apply statistical algorithms to correlate physiologic patterns with computerized data on travel routines, criminal background and credit information from "hundreds to thousands of data sources," NASA documents say.
The notion has raised privacy concerns. Mihir Kshirsagar of the Electronic Privacy Information Center says such technology would only add to airport-security chaos. "A lot of people's fear of flying would send those meters off the chart. Are they going to pull all those people aside?"


posted on Aug, 17 2002 @ 03:23 AM
Thats what I call freedom....NOT
When I go through the Airport gates I'm always nervous without a reason...I'm not scared of flying but I even get more nervous when those metal detectors beep when I went through. That means I would be pulled aside without any reason...

posted on Aug, 17 2002 @ 08:23 AM
I as about to post about that you git (=

link from PA forums

posted on Aug, 17 2002 @ 09:39 PM
...I can't resist it ...

It wouldn't work with Lupe, all you would get would be a flat line

posted on Aug, 19 2002 @ 03:13 PM
I get nervous every time I get on a plane. I don't like to fly, and now I have to worry about them scanning my brain waves. *sigh*

posted on Aug, 19 2002 @ 03:58 PM
Perhaps If any of get on a air plane anytime soon. We should ware a tin foil hat and see if they have the tech to see threw that.


posted on Aug, 19 2002 @ 04:46 PM
yick! i prefer to keep my thoughts private, ty. unfortunately, with this brain-wave scanning, micro-chipping future were movin into, thats beginninn to look like less of an option by the minute.

posted on Aug, 19 2002 @ 10:21 PM
Text Red Its a cring shame they want to use gadgets to get to us americans, instead of border control and better immigration tracking, one more step closer to the chip I am afraid.

posted on Sep, 3 2002 @ 01:22 AM
ok now THIS IS IT
Presses a button on his keyboard

and this baby is sending an EMP over DC...

posted on Sep, 3 2002 @ 06:36 AM
The capacity for people to "want" to believe "worst case scenario" information increases at a pace proportional to the stresses associated with current societal conditions. This is evidenced by the seeming lack of supportive research to consider alternate explanations to the original story.

The phenomenon of "doom wishing" has its roots in Christianity and the prophecies of the book of Revelation. The ancient fear reflex has evolved into a more complex mechanism in our current information saturated society, causing "doom wishing" to be discussed in great length.

Michael Braukus
Headquarters, Washington August 20, 2002
(Phone: 202/358-1979)

RELEASE: 02-160


NASA managers today said published media reports
suggesting the agency plans to read the minds of potential
terrorists go too far and ignore the facts and science behind
the research.

The articles were based on a NASA presentation, which served
as talking points for a meeting with Northwest Airlines in
December 2001. The presentation was in response to the call
from the Federal Government for all agencies to look inward
and find what could be done to help in the war on terrorism.

"NASA does not have the capability to read minds, nor are we
suggesting that would be done," said Robert Pearce, Director,
NASA's Strategy and Analysis Division in the Office of
Aerospace Technology in Washington. "Our scientists were
asked to think outside the box with regards to ideas that
could aid the nation in the war on terrorism and that's what
they are doing. We have not approved any research in this
area and because of the sensitivity of such research, we will
seek independent review before we do."

The information contained in the presentation identified
research and development challenges that NASA is currently
aware of in the information technology arena, and the agency
offered some limited thoughts and proposed possible solutions
in this field. Some of the ideas will take several years of
effort to establish, if there is a practical application.

posted on Jun, 25 2005 @ 03:23 PM
A portable lie detector would be most efficient in my opinion. It would combine both intuition and technology.

You have someone in line that might pose a threat, you pull them aside and ask simple questions with the aid of the lie detector. Simple yet sophisticated.

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 01:03 PM
I can't wait. I'm ready to spearhead a class-action lawsuit against any such airport security. It simply REEKS of DISCRIMINATION against anyone with an anxiety disorder. I will not resort to demeaning myself by wearing a tinfoil cap. But, if it comes to that, I will first establish a religion that requires me to do so. I can smell the money. SMELL IT!!!

Remember the goofy claims that airliner seats would some day detect perspiration? Many anxiety sufferers experience hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating).

I'm sure this is about as imminent as me levitating my way to work where I conduct group therapy for the alien children we have cloned from the Roswell crash.

Anyway, couldn't terrorists (or bombers or whatever you want to call them) just think of cute little animals playing in a medow of pretty flowers?

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 02:02 PM
I'll likely get slapped a lot by umm...flight attendants.

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 02:08 PM
Wow this has to be the oldest thread that has been revived on ats.
Almost 3 years old! I wonder if there has been any recent news on this actually being implemented soon in airports, because of all the new "terrorist" threats.

If this does get implemented it will just be another way the gov't has control over its sheeple. Pretty soon you will have to ask the gov't permission to use the restroom as they already have the ability to watch you. (Cameras in school bathrooms)

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