posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 05:58 PM
Dont Sweat it
ARE YOU SWEATING TOO MUCH?
Another prospect in store for air travellers is "hyperspectral sensing" that will check for chemicals called pheromones, secreted by the human body,
which may indicate agitation or stress.
"People under stress tend to exude slightly different pheromones, and you can pick this up ... There are sensing techniques we're working on,"
The stress may have an innocent cause, such as fear of flying, but could also betray the nervousness of a potential attacker. The point is to alert
security staff to something unusual that may need further investigation.
As with MMW, the technology could function at a distance and without the need for people to wait in line. By conducting such checks while people are
approaching the airport and moving through it, authorities could avoid bottlenecks and queues.
I love modern technology, dont you?
Tip: If you sweat, take the bus instead.