Biometric Devices in Airports to Measure Exactly How Pissed I Am About Living in Police State

by | Aug 14, 2006 | Stress Blog | 7 comments

From the pages of the WSJ…

“Which Travelers Have ‘Hostile Intent’?
Biometric Device May Have the AnswerAt airport security checkpoints in Knoxville, Tenn. this summer, scores of departing passengers were chosen to step behind a curtain, sit in a metallic oval booth and don headphones.

With one hand inserted into a sensor that monitors physical responses, the travelers used the other hand to answer questions on a touch screen about their plans. A machine measured biometric responses — blood pressure, pulse and sweat levels — that then were analyzed by software. The idea was to ferret out U.S. officials who were carrying out carefully constructed but make-believe terrorist missions.”

Let your blood pressure rise here.