The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun field testing new technology designed to identify people who intend to commit a terrorist act.
Nature reported that the DHS has been conducting tests of Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) in the past few months at an undisclosed location in the northeast.
The technology uses remote sensors to measure physiological properties, such as heart rate and eye movement, which can be used to infer a person's current mindset.
According to a Privacy Impact Assessment (PDF) released by the DHS in 2008, the technology is intended to measure a person's malintent -- the intent to cause harm.
"Undisclosed location in the northeast." That would be the van outside Fixer's house. The one parked over the soon-to-be crater. Heh.
Looks like fiction is all the rage in National Defense these days. By scaredy-cat paranoid and power-mad civilians who don't know jack shit. The Chimp and Darth Cheney used 24 to foment their torture agenda, and it looks like DHS watched Minority Report a few too many times in their Moms' basement. Think 'jizz-soaked Cheeto crumbs' rather than 'civil rights' and 'Constitution'.