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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    pgr-fw, 22 Mar 2008 @ 9:24am

    Tranquilizing is a little extreme

    Why not just one of those caged beds like they transported Hannibal the Cannibal in? They could be made to stack very nicely. Probably would go on the automatic baggage handling equipment, and with a little thought they could be made to auto load. Since loading the plane is a big drag on airline costs (all that expensive hardware sitting there while the passengers load up) it could be the ticket to increased airline profitability.

    I'm filing a patent on that idea.

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