WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Department of Homeland Security will soon be using a laser at airports that can detect everything about you from over 160 feet away. This is being made possible by the Picosecond Programmable Laser, a new laser-based scanner that can read everything from a person’s adrenaline levels, to traces of gun powder on a person’s clothes, to illegal substances without subjects even knowing they have been scanned.
These laser detection devices are slated to be widely deployed across airports, roadside checkpoints, sports stadiums and anywhere else the government wants to surveil the public. It also could be used on multiple people at a time, eliminating random searches at airports.
Picosecond scanner targets it subjects with lasers which vibrate molecules that are then read by the machine that determines what substances a person has been exposed to. This could be anything from Semtex explosives to the pastrami and rye they had for lunch.
The inventor of this invasive technology is Genia Photonics. Active since 2009, they hold 30 patents on laser technology designed for scanning. In 2011, they formed a partnership with In-Q-Tel, a company chartered by the CIA and Congress to build “a bridge between the Agency and a new set of technology innovators.”
The device made by Genia Photonics wouldn’t be the only one out there. George Washington University developed something similar in 2008. The Russians also developed something akin to the Picosecond Programmable laser. The creators of that scanner claim that “it is even able to detect traces of explosives left by fingerprints.” But what makes Genia Photonics’ version so special is that the machine is more compact compared to the other devices and can still maintain its incredible range.
Although the technology could be used by “Big Brother,” Genia Photonics states that the device could be far more beneficial being used for medical purposes to check for cancer in real time, lipids detection, and patient monitoring.
But Gizmodo reports that it’s Homeland Security, not the American Medical Association, that has been the first to plan to use the device.
“The technology is so incredibly effective that, in November 2011, its inventors were subcontracted by In-Q-Tel to work with the US Department of Homeland Security. In-Q-Tel is a company ‘founded in February 1999 by a group of private citizens at the request of the Director of the CIA and with the support of the U.S. Congress.’ According to In-Q-Tel, they are the bridge between the Agency and new technology companies.”
“Their plan is to install this molecular-level scanning in airports and border crossings all across the United States. The official, stated goal of this arrangement is to be able to quickly identify explosives, dangerous chemicals, or bioweapons at a distance.
“The machine is ten million times faster — and one million times more sensitive — than any currently available system. That means that it can be used systematically on everyone passing through airport security, not just suspect or randomly sampled people.”
If the manufacturer’s reports are to be believed, the technology can even penetrate clothing and skin, detecting chemicals inside your body. In an instant, even without your knowledge, this device will be able to determine what you ate for breakfast, whether you’re ovulating, whether you have cancer, how long ago you consumed alcohol, and even how much adrenaline is currently pumping through your veins.
This invasive technology, combined with personal information millions of citizens freely give up every day, would enable a police state to effectively catalogue virtually everything about person without their direct knowledge.
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