Flying Security: Shackle All Passengers With Tazer-Like Bracelets

from the coffee,-tea-or-bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt dept

And we were just talking about how the expected boom in air travel security technology never materialized, and along comes Bruce Schneier to point out a patent on a bracelet that passengers would be forced to wear, which could provide a debilitating shock at the decision of a crew member. And, yes, there's a company trying to commercialize this idea. I'm sure absolutely nothing might go wrong by strapping up all passengers with a potentially debilitating shock. Nothing at all...

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    Cynic, 21 Mar 2008 @ 3:39pm

    Of course, stupid proposals are only part of what keeps your membership in the "We Are Stupid Society", you also have to ignore the hidden consequences of your actions (like people deciding to drive or take the train instead of fly, or opt for closer vacation destinations, or arrange videoconferencing instead of pressing the flesh at some remote venue). It honestly amazes me that the airlines are doing as *well* (sic) as they are, considering their ineptitude. But at least their memberships in the WASS is not in jeopardy.

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