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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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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Mar 2008 @ 10:49pm

    Re: FFS just tranquelize them

    I remember reading an article where the airlines were considering a system without seats where the passengers would stand for the entire flight. The airline's reasoning was "Hey, if it works for subways and commuter trains, then why not for airplanes?". There would be vertical poles that the passengers would be strapped to for safety. While the purpose was ostensibly to get more passengers into a smaller space, I imagine having all the passengers strapped to poles would help with "passenger control" also.

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