Behavioral Intent Research

 - Dec 3, 2008
References: cnn
Metal detectors at airports will soon be a thing of the past, as modern technology R & D efforts include human brain fingerprinting as a means to detect criminal "intent."

Research is being conducted by several Israeli-based security companies.

"We are seeing a needed paradigm shift when it comes to security," said Omer Laviv, CEO of Athena S3. 

"This ‘brain-fingerprinting,’ or technology which checks for behavioral intent, is much more developed than we think," He added.

While the intent is to make airport security more efficient and speed passengers through security check points, reading emotional strain via technology can cause more problems than they are worth, especially if you consider the ordinary stress parents feel while traveling with children, those traveling with health issues, and people who are simply stressed when they have to travel at all.

I also have a problem with the evasiveness of the technology. The intent is good, but the uses of the technology can be dangerous and potentially pose a risk to human rights.