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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    Bob, 23 Mar 2008 @ 6:39pm

    We'd All Be Dead

    I was on a United flight last year (actually 2 flights out of 6) where the crew behaved more like Nazi prison guards than flight attendants. If we passengers had been shackled by a taser, they would have opened the airplane at flight's end and we would all have been dead. Those prison guards were yelling at us the entire flight: stay in your seats, do not go to the bathroom, do not put anything into the seat pocket in front of you, "we are empowered by the TSA to enforce any rule we want and will have you arrested if you disobey any flight attendant's demand", etc, etc.

    Needless to say, I'm avoiding United in the future, if I can.

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