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...

Filed Under: flying, security, terrorism, tsa


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    John, 21 Mar 2008 @ 4:18pm

    Dumbest idea in years

    Interesting idea, but it clearly will not work for many of the reasons already given. And the lawsuits won't be the only thing flying here.

    Then again, do you honestly think any terrorists will try to take over a plane again? Come on, I'm no tough guy, but if some a-hole tries that on my plane, you can bet if I'm near by I'm going to beat the you know what out of 'em... though I may have to get over the other 10 passengers doing the same thing!

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