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Big Brother wants to smell your fear

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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 05:26 AM
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Big Brother wants to smell your fear


rawstory.com

LAW enforcement agencies are seeking scientists to develop an artificial nose that can detect the smell of fear as terrorists pass through security at airports.

The US Department of Homeland Security is advertising for specialists to devise airport scanners that will sniff out “deceptive individuals”.

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Homeland Security wants a device that automatically compares odours with scents collected from crime scenes and held in a “smell bank” which, like DNA or fingerprints, could be used in court.

Last week officials said they only wanted to explore the possibilities but scientists are already predicting that it is only a matter of time before police will be able to sniff out crime artificially.
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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 05:26 AM
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The good news is that some perfumes mask human smells.

The bad news is that pretty soon they'll have everything about us on databses, from DNA to (presumably) individual pheromone blueprint.

The obvious drawback is this: Who here does NOT feel nervous when confronted with sniffers dogs and uniformed "security" when going through an airport, or through a police checkpoint?

The whole point of the uniforms and the heavy handedness is to MAKE people nervous, and therefore more likely to submit to authority.

Will we then have huge queues as they pull over everyone exhibiting nervous behaviour?

Or is this just another excuse to pry into every nook and cranny of our lives?

rawstory.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 05:36 AM
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Wow, bad news indeed, but it was just a question of time that this technology is used for surveillance.
Anyone saw Ocean 13? I don't like the movie itself, but they showed some kind of supercomputer that is able to identify facial expressions, emotions, slightest movements, heartbeat etc, and create a profile of each individual simultaneously, picking out the nervous and suspicious individuals in the casino.

Well that's what we can expect to be implemented not only at airports.

[edit on 1-4-2009 by Clairaudience]



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 07:08 AM
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Now how much are these high tech systems going to cost the taxpayer and which politician is going to get a non-executive directorship with several million dollar pay packet on retiring from government?

So after all that expense what are the terrorist going to do? Take a beta blocker and wear a tasteful eau de cologne of the earthy variaty.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 08:11 AM
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What about people who are natuarelly uncomfortable with those situations. People always have to be listed as something. Pure bull.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 08:24 AM
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I don't think this is about terrorists anymore - it's gone far beyond that.

It's now about controlling us, and they have the perfect bogeyman to do it.

As we've seen numerous times in the past, when it comes to this being operational, they'll just trot out the "terrorists" and say the threat level is really high, then the majority will accept this.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 08:29 AM
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Homeland Security wants a device that automatically compares odours with scents collected from crime scenes and held in a “smell bank” which, like DNA or fingerprints, could be used in court.


That truly is the most ridiculous thing I have ever read in my life.
It sounds like something a 6 year old child would come up with.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 08:33 AM
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What next? Police issued with 'Trumpalisers'?

You can almost imagine the proceedure..

" Excuse me sir, would you mind stepping out of the vehicle and farting into this bag"



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 08:48 AM
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Maybe change the title of the thread to....
Big Brother wants to smell your farts...

[edit on 1-4-2009 by Flighty]



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 09:11 AM
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Exactly why is it ridiculous huh? In fact I think it's a damned good idea being used for bad purposes. We have the technology to do it, so I ask again....why do you think that it is ridiculous?

Oh and the fart joke was in poor taste. Please refrain from derailing this thread just because your miniscule mind can't wrap itself around this concept.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 09:26 AM
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Originally posted by Kryties
Exactly why is it ridiculous huh? In fact I think it's a damned good idea being used for bad purposes. We have the technology to do it, so I ask again....why do you think that it is ridiculous?


Its ridiculous as it means yet another arm to the already growing file of biometric information held on an individual.

Also, as it's described as a passive measure of collecting evidence from potential suspects, it constitutes a warrantless search, or are you a supporter of the maxim "If you have nothing to hide then you won't mind"?



Oh and the fart joke was in poor taste. Please refrain from derailing this thread just because your miniscule mind can't wrap itself around this concept.


My, someone's in humourless form...the concept of a biometric odour-bank is as flawed as your insult



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 09:51 AM
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What part of my sentence "...used for bad purposes" did you not understand? I am not sure I can make that point any simpler.....

The post I quoted was making fun of the whole idea itself as being a reality....not the fact that the information would be placed into databanks and used to keep track of every individual on the planet. If the post had made THAT point, I would not have said anything.

Methinks you need to learn to read a little more carefully before attacking others.



posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 10:24 AM
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Yes, we exude phermones for fear, anger, love; you name it. So are the new machines so accurate to know if you are nervous from fear of flying, vs fear of authority figures like cops or are nervous because you are a terrorist? I sincerely doubt it. Unfortunately that won't stop them trying to use it anyway.

The cops make me nervous just looking at them. The fact of so much power in young immature individuals is not something to disregard.




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