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According to Karen De Coster, the pods are a way “to remind you that you are a captive” and are “meant to make you feel like a prisoner who cannot leave.”
Blimey,talk about paranoia over nothing.How is this any different to getting in a lift (elevator) which have been "capturing" many millions of people the world over for 100 years or more now?
If it looks like a door and has all the attributes associated with doors,then maybe it is nothing more than just an ordinary common-or-garden door.
But if you're not guilty of anything worthy of incarceration (as I would expect most people on here aren't),you've got nothing to worry about have you?
Referring to these exit portals as detention pods is a little far-fetched. It's sole purpose is to prevent people from attempting to back track and re-enter the terminal. Every major airport has a magic line that once you cross you can't return. This is simply a bit more high tech.
Much ado about nothing, in my opinion.