What Happened To The Expected Boom In Airport Security Tech?
from the the-gov't-doesn't-do-innovation dept
After 9/11, there was a lot of talk about how there was going to be a new boom in the airport security technology sector. People expected that investment would go into that field and we'd be seeing a lot of new innovative technologies to keep us all safer. Yet, here we are, over six years later, and there's very little in the way of new technologies hitting the market. Jim Harper points out that part of the problem is that the TSA, as a big gov't operation, has little incentive to improve security. Instead, he suggests, if the airlines themselves were responsible for security and liable for security failures, we'd suddenly see a lot more innovation.