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 @ 2:22pm

    Dont tase me dude

    Yeah, thast's a really good idea. And I'm sure that it will not be abused. Evidence of this can be found in the fact that tasers are used every day on criminals without any bad side effects, like maybe death or something like that. In addition, flight attendants have demonstrated that they are fully capable of wielding such extraordinary power over their conscripts without undue malice. I would not hesitate to board a flight upon which such measures were taken to ensure the peaceful flight to our destination. I for one welcome our shock inducing flight attendant overlords.

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