Press TV May 30, 2011
“Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST), a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program designed to spot people who are intending to commit a terrorist act, has in the past few months completed its first round of field tests at an undisclosed location in the northeast,” reports Nature.
This chilling technology straight out of Minority Report would subject Americans to pre-crime interrogations and physiological scans to detect “mal-intent” at sports stadiums, malls, airports and other public places. And, it is closer to being implemented after the field tests.
The system works by using a computer program that studies physiological indicators of a person, such as heart rate and the steadiness of a person’s gaze, and then uses the data to make a judgment on whether that individual has “mal-intent”.
Of course, the mere sight of TSA goons conducting grope-downs, radiation-firing body scanners, iris-scanning devices and the routine stresses of travel are all likely to raise heart rates and cause anxiousness in people, so the program will undoubtedly snag innocent travelers. The well-trained, cool and composed terrorist will slip right through, rendering the entire exercise obsolete.