How Your Privacy Is At Risk With Virtual Frisking & The Police

Posted: February 7, 2012
How Your Privacy Is At Risk With Virtual Frisking & The Police

The technology for a better and safer world is apparently found in virtual frisking, with the NYPD developing ways to use terahertz waves to "frisk" people up to 82 feet away for weapons. Kevin Pereira talks to Techland's Doug Aamoth to discuss how this new tech can affect your privacy.

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  • cry_of_paine

    This will always be the battle. We want safety, and we want freedom. But in order to ensure safety, you must give up some freedoms, because it's those freedoms that allow people to misuse them for ill. If we didn't have the right to own guns, we would be able to better control who has access to those guns, and we would be "safer". But at the same time, we would be losing a way for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves, offsetting some of that so called safety.

    I like the example that Kevin gave of what happens when people discover that they can passively read people's thoughts, and does this open the door to allowing that? I'm disappointed that his guest didn't address that seriously, because it is a serious issue. Scientists are already working on technology that can read what you're thinking. It's in very early stages, but the technology is there, and there's no reason to think that in the next decades that they won't have perfected it to be able to show in full HD glory exactly what you are visualizing in your mind.
    http://www.examiner.com/wi-f i-in-portland/scientists-can-s ee-what-you-re-thinking-sort-o f

    Posted: February 7, 2012 2:17 PM