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WeCU = WE SEE YOU = Airport Naked Scanner 2.0 = MIND READING!

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posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 07:27 AM
An Israeli company is developing a ~Mind Reading~ device which is way above and beyond any "naked scanner" conspiracy!

LA Times Article

The aim of one company that blends high technology and behavioral psychology is hinted at in its name, WeCU — as in "We See You." The system that Israeli-based WeCU Technologies has devised and is testing in Israel projects images onto airport screens, such as symbols associated with a certain terrorist group or some other image only a would-be terrorist would recognize, said company CEO Ehud Givon. The logic is that people can't help reacting, even if only subtly, to familiar images that suddenly appear in unfamiliar places. If you strolled through an airport and saw a picture of your mother, Givon explained, you couldn't help but respond. The reaction could be a darting of the eyes, an increased heartbeat, a nervous twitch or faster breathing, he said.


Orwellian Airport Security Article

Proponents of these new brain-fingerprinting technologies say that they will be speedier for passengers, they are less expensive that other security methods, and they are more effective than profiling because they don’t discriminate by race and religion. Proponents are looking for non-intrusive security options and say that once these technologies are in place, “a passenger may pass through a security screening without realizing it.” According to CNN, WeCU Technologies received grants from the Transportation Security Administration within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The hope is to discover internal terroristic threats from airline employees. For example, passengers could use an automated check-in system or gaze at a screen with departures information without realizing they've just been exposed to the words "Islamic jihad" written in Arabic. These stimuli, explains Givon, will intrinsically elicit some sort of biometric response -- whether the passenger knows it or not -- that can be picked up by WeCU's strategically placed sensors.


Anybody need any more reasons not to fly?

Has terrorism won already?

Anybody think mind reading is OK because it would keep us "safe"?

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 07:52 AM
reply to post by Signals

Mind Reading

I've often thought that even this invasive technology, once created...still won't be able to achieve the stated result. With practice, people can overcome lie detectors. With practice, people can direct their thoughts.

"Islamic jihad" written in Arabic.

...and once it becomes common knowledge that such tests are being used, how difficult will it be to train to not react in the desired way?

Simply write "Islamic jihad" all over your cave and live in it for a few weeks. You'll stop reacting to it because your brain will filter it as unimportant background noise, just like you adapt to a room with a strong order.

Mind reading technology would be invasive, but it still won't grant the "security" some people apparently think it will.

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 07:56 AM
Which begs the question: What then?

These systems are almost laughably easily to circumvent by people who are determined to avoid them. We can -- with practice -- influence our temperature, blood pressure, stress levels, heart rate and many other parasympathetic responses. Those of us who don't are ironically more likely to produce a suspicious response than those who are the targets of these Orwellian devices.

The premise of this device is correct in only one sense:

The logic is that people can't help reacting, even if only subtly, to familiar images that suddenly appear in unfamiliar places

The phrase Islamic Johid is liekly to elicit a biometric response in people who have been directly or indirectly caught up in it, this includes a grieving and innocent family member or perhaps someone who feels this issue is close to their heart.

The WeCU is also quick to point out that this device cannot by definition judge people by ethnic or racial profiles. I disagree. Writing in arabic (the example used) and other baits and lures are no different than what they are trying to distance themselves from.


posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 08:15 AM
To me, this is just another way of doing what already happens. Like when I go through the 'Nothing to Declare' channel, I always struggle with body language. Do I breeze through with an air of insouciance? Or is it OK to look a bit nervous because some of us do look nervous at these times, even when not breaking the law? I struggle so much to look 'normal', it's a wonder I am not routinely pulled over! Maybe the people who oversee these things are a bit more astute than we realise.
As for this new technology, would it be better at picking out suspects or would it be like bad anti virus software - constantly giving out false positives?
But I don't regard it as 'mind reading' and otherwise have no real problem with it.

[edit on 8-1-2010 by unicorn1]

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 08:16 AM
To tell you the truth with all the crap is going on in Airports in the name of "terrorrrrrrr" I wonder why people still travel in airplanes.

Now we have pornographic scanners, sexual predators looking at our naked bodies and I be darn if I am going to find an excuse to any pedophile that will look at naked pictures of children with this scans.

And excuse for child pornography in the name of security.

Now mind reading devices? doesn't people understand that this are machines made by man manipulated to do what those working them wants them to do?

Please give me a frickin brake, is not such thing as a machine reading behavior independently no more than the scam of people been able to read human behavior.

Is a scam!!!!!!!

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 08:40 AM
OOPS I just posted about the same article.

Great find.

Mods feel free to remove my post.

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 08:40 AM
INTERVIEW-Chertoff keen on Israeli airport security technology

JERUSALEM, May 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said on Thursday he will seek to adopt novel Israeli methods, like behaviour-detection technologies, to better secure America's airports.

"That's a scenario where Israel has a lot of experience," Chertoff said in an interview with Reuters. "I think that it is of interest to us to see if there is any adaptation there."

Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport, known for its strict security measures, relies heavily on techniques that detect suspicious behaviour among travellers.

Chertoff said such methods, as well as Israeli technologies that detect explosives, are some of the things that may help protect U.S. airports and other public places against attacks.

Chertoff, at a conference in Jerusalem for public and homeland security ministers from around the world, signed an agreement with Israel to share technology and information on methods to improve homeland security.

One of the new systems presented at the conference, developed by the Israeli technology company WeCU, uses behavioural science, together with biometric sensors, to detect sinister intentions among travellers.

Well, what do you expect from a man who co-drafted the Patriot Act, who has family ties to Mossad, and whose security consulting agency has had the company who manufactures body scanners on their client list?

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 08:45 AM
Don't know about you guys....but this is particularly disturbing to me because well, frankly, sometimes the mind wanders!

I could see myself now - Signals thoughts-"Don't think about bombs or terrorism, don't think about bombs or terrorism"....then the machine goes off and I am pulled to the side...kind of like the little devil on your shoulder telling you do to bad things...

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 02:35 PM
reply to post by Signals

It seems they are reading your body language and then reading your mind off of that.

Go watch the movie Blow and tell me if people can still get away with just having their body language read and their minds read.

Mind reading is a big leap if it can be done...some proof would be nice.

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 06:34 PM
As I posted in "the other thread" on this topic, I'm disturbed by one "solution" in particular...the one that throws up "certain symbols" and then measures people's reaction to seeing them. The idea is that only "bad people" would be familar with these symbols and seeing them would increase heart rate, etc.

Like many other ATSers, as a widely-experienced trawler of aracana, I've seen all sorts of unusual symbols that would certainly cause me to do a "double take." And simply knowing that this kind of tech exists would cause me to be all sweaty and high-heartbeating every time I set foot in an airport.

Evil, evil, evil.

Guess no more visits to faraway friends and relatives... and all because I tried to Deny Ignorance about a few symbols.

Also, I find the name "WE SEE YOU" itself to be sinister and palpitation-inducing.

[edit on 1/8/10 by silent thunder]

posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 02:18 AM
reply to post by Signals

Well, this seems to be more of a biometric response reader than a 'mind reading' machine. Compared to the 'body scanners', I think this is a much better idea! And a hell of a lot safer too! Not much of a health hazard compared to the aforementioned body scanners! I really don't relish the idea of having my DNA unzipped at the molecular level...

posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 07:04 AM

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