Within the next year or so, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans on deploying a laser based molecular scanner that can penetrate clothing, many other organic materials and will instantly know everything about those targeted from as far away as 164 feet. From traces of drugs or gun powder on clothing to even what an individual had for breakfast to the adrenaline levels in their body.
All without the individuals who are being targeted even knowing it.
In November 2011, the inventors of the technology were subcontracted by In-Q-Tel to work with the US Department of Homeland Security. In-Q-Tel is a company founded “in February 1999 by a group of private citizens at the request of the CIA, with the support of the U.S. Congress.” According to In-Q-Tel, they are the bridge between the Agency and new technology companies.
The plan is for these new scanners to be utilized in airports and at border crossings all across the United States.
The machine is ten million times faster and one million times more sensitive than any system currently available system and can be used systematically on everyone passing through airport security, not just suspect or randomly sampled people.
In-Q-Tel states that “an important benefit of Genia Photonics’ implementation as compared to existing solutions is that the entire synchronized laser system is comprised in a single, robust and alignment-free unit that may be easily transported for use in many environments… This compact and robust laser has the ability to rapidly sweep wavelengths in any pattern and sequence.”
So not only can they scan everyone, but they would be able to do it everywhere at anytime: the subway, a sports events or even at a traffic light.
According to the undersecretary for science and technology of the Department of Homeland Security, this scanning technology will be ready within one to two years, which means we will probably start seeing them in airports as soon as 2013.
These portable, incredibly precise molecular-level scanning devices will soon be cascading lasers across our bodies as we move throughout airports instantly reporting and storing a detailed breakdown of our persons, in search of certain “molecular tags”.
Going well beyond eavesdropping, it looks like the U.S. government plans on recording molecular data on travelers without their consent, or even knowledge.