Whole body scanner at airport, Total Recall Style

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  1. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Think full body scanner shown in Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie Total recall is science fiction?

    Think again. It's happening. I guess they are increasing security but wow...

    First image from the movie. Other images are real.

    http://current.newsweek.com/budgettravel/2009/04/in_a_shift_the_transportation.html
    Filed under FAA, TSA, aviation, flying, airplane, airport security, USA, x-ray
     

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  3. iShater macrumors 604

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    It's actually worse than the Total Recall one. TC's is more private. :mad:

    While it is old news, it is in the news again this week.
     
  4. Consultant thread starter macrumors G5

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    There must be a really big problem with weapons making their way onto airplanes that we don't know about.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    On the flip side, the imagers offer the potential to simplify the process for passengers who have to take their shoes, belt, coat, hat, jewelry, etc, off at the scanner and then put it all back on afterwards.

    I'm personally "meh" about this. I still adhere to the idea that one should never sacrifice liberty for convenience, but I do not see freedom from having your body imaged in this way as a particularly important liberty.
     
  7. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    I really don't have a problem with this if it makes getting through airports faster. I don't see what privacy they're invading. They see your 'naked' body? Boo hoo, everybody has one.
     
  8. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    I'm just waiting to be able to go through the scanner and flip them off. Fun, fun, fun. ;)


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  9. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts exactly! Who cares what they see. I will never see them again anyway.
     
  10. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    How about you both PM me some naked pictures of yourselves?
     
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  12. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    This security is getting absurd. I am dead set against strangers viewing my naked body, when I do not have any practical choice in the matter. Besides never flying again.

    Those whom are for it why not start posting yourself online right now?
     
  13. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    This requires the "Alice's Restaurant" approach, but instead of every one yelling KILL KILL, everyone place a piece of metal in their briefs, in the appropriate area.

    A work in progress atm, perhaps a stamped finger®™, as mentioned above??
     
  14. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Oh don't be absurd.
    It is not as if these scanners are connected to a webcam and gets viewed by millions around the world.
    :rolleyes:

    Do I agree with this "solution"?
    No.

    Does it freak me out?
    No.

    *shrug*
     
  15. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    Because your into showing of your well toned body doesn't mean everyone is :eek:

    Probably the worst job for the person who has to sit there checking the screen as a parade of saggy bits go by.
     
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Analogy fail...

    Posting naked images of yourself online for all to see is the same as an image (not a picture) that is viewed by some drone in a room who will never see you or you them. These images are also not stored.
     
  17. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Not yet. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Consultant thread starter macrumors G5

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    I think shoes would still have to come off, at least with this particular technology, because it's not x-ray.

    I guess instead of metal plates for x-ray machines, you can make your own vinyl plates with your own messages for the body scanners. Or just flip them.
    http://www.geekologie.com/2008/10/bad_idea_xray_messages_for_you.php
     
  19. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    if you think that seeing your naked body is offensive, just wait till the search you physically after a stunt like this.
     
  20. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a

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    I can totally see lots of controversy popping up when this gets abused some how....say, for example, semi naked/x-ray photos of a celebrity are somehow sold or posted.
     

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