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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    Hi there, 23 Mar 2008 @ 7:30pm


    As if flying was bad enough. I like the seat back clubs. Because then all people are potential terrorists, and it would be like the quite game and who ever losses it an starts beating the living he77 out of people loses. I also hate united because it took me and my dad about 8 hours to get a flight out of sanfrancisco to Munich germany after they decided to book us on a flight that arrived 15 min after the flight that was going to germany and we had to stay the night. I also wonder what happens when you switch flights to a no lethal flight. Would they have some sort of machine that takes the shackle off and then sends you on your way? I also would also agree with the fact that security personal are always half asleep. I would freak out in the airport if they tried to put one of those things on me. I would sue even if the person next to me had to be shocked. Only because it is sickening to see a person in that kind of pain. The worst part would be the fact that its real and not on tv or in a game.

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