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(NaturalNews) Within the next two years, a spooky, powerful and invisible new technology will be deployed by the U.S. government that can instantly scan and identify every molecule on your body or person: the cocaine residue on your dollar bills, prescription drugs in your purse, marijuana in your pocket and even trace powder residue from your practice session at the gun range.
And it can detect all this invisibly, silently, from a range of 50 meters away.
“New Homeland Security Laser Scanner Reads People At Molecular Level” declares a CBS News headline (http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/07/11/new-homeland-security-laser…). “The scanner is called the Picosecond Programmable Laser. The device works by blasting its target with lasers which vibrate molecules that are then read by the machine that determine what substances a person has been exposed to. This could be Semtex explosives to the bacon and egg sandwich they had for breakfast that morning.”
Government to log every chemical on your body
These laser detection devices are slated to be widely deployed across airports, roadside checkpoints, sports stadiums and anywhere else the government wants to surveil the public. Data collected by these devices can even be tagged to your identity so that the government compiles a database of which chemicals were detected on you at each location, for each day of your life.
This information, of course, can then be used by the government to target people they call “terrorists” — anyone who believes in liberty, the Constitution, the founding fathers or limited government. Once nationwide gun confiscation orders are handed down from Washington, these scanning devices can be used to detect trace levels of gunpowder on people merely strolling through a public place. If you’re carrying ammunition or have recently practiced with firearms, you’ll be flagged, tagged and dragged into the very secret military prisons expanded by President Obama under the National Defense Authorization Act which nullifies due process and the Bill of Rights. (http://www.naturalnews.com/034537_NDAA_Bill_of_Rights_Obama.html)
Into pot instead of guns? Your days of carrying some Mary Jane are over, too, as the government can detect traces of THC on your clothing, hands or facial skin from fifty meters away. It’s not limited to marijuana, either: this device can detect and catalog your use of any recreational drugs, including cocaine, heroin, ecstasy or anything.
Not into abusing drugs? Never worry: the government can instantly know what prescription drugs you’re using, too. The laser scanning device can catalog what prescription medications you’re on and tag your profile with this data. It may even be used against you in court someday — if you’re even allowed your day in court anymore.
You’ll be chemically naked at all checkpoints
As Gizmodo reports: (http://gizmodo.com/5923980/the-secret-government-laser-that-instantly…)
The technology is so incredibly effective that, in November 2011, its inventors 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 Director of the CIA and with the support of the U.S. Congress.” According to In-Q-Tel, they are the bridge between the Agency and new technology companies.
Their plan is to install this molecular-level scanning in airports and border crossings all across the United States. The official, stated goal of this arrangement is to be able to quickly identify explosives, dangerous chemicals, or bioweapons at a distance.
The machine is ten million times faster — and one million times more sensitive — than any currently available system. That means that it can be used systematically on everyone passing through airport security, not just suspect or randomly sampled people.
Laser scanner penetrates clothing, can even detect chemistry inside your body
If reports are to be believed, this technology can even penetrate clothing and skin, detecting chemical inside your body. On the positive side, this could be a miraculous medical diagnostic device capable of, for example, instantly detecting your level of vitamin D or magnesium. But it won’t be used that way, of course. Instead of empowering the People, this technology will be used to enslave them.
In an instant, even without your knowledge, this device will be able to determine what you ate for breakfast, whether you’re ovulating, whether you have cancer, how long ago you consumed alcohol, and even how much adrenaline is currently pumping through your veins. Everything about you will be scanned, tracked and logged by the government, then combined with your search engine logs, web surfing habits, mobile phone text records, grocery purchasing habits, credit card records and everything else they have on you to create a total police state profile of your psychology and behavior.
This information will, of course, be used against you to expand the power of the state while crushing independence and liberty. Such is the pattern of all new technology: Spy drones, robotics, nanotech, the internet and so on.
The technology can also be used to selectively arrest and prosecute almost anyone for “possession of cocaine.” How? As U.S. court cases have already proven, there is no threshold for drugs below which you cannot be arrested for possession. Thus, even carrying a trace speck of cocaine — which exists on all currency — can get you arrested and charged with possession. Since everybody has traces of cocaine on their cash (and on their hands), this technology can be used to selectively arrest and prosecute anyone the government wishes to “put away,” even for political reasons. All it takes is a single cocaine molecule on your person and you’re flagged as a criminal.
Even CBS news acknowledges the technology could be used by “Big Brother,” although they don’t explore the horrifying implications of it. Imagine the government knowing your entire biochemistry in an instant, covertly and remotely. They could theoretically even detect who avoids GMOs, fluoride and vaccines, thereby flagging “food freedom terrorists” who deliberately avoid being poisoned by the criminal corporate mafia.
The uses of this technology are endless. And so is its potential for abuse by a mafia police state government that respects no human rights, no law and nothing from the U.S. Constitution.
@ecstaticremission, This is unsettling. All of these talks of the government taking over at this high of a level really indicate to me the end is near. I mean, I don’t think there’s a predictable date or anything, but the more this kind of stuff happens the more likely it is for someone to just hack into a military computer and launch about 10 nuclear missiles all across the globe.
Either that or there is going to be a mass assembly of people dedicated to overthrowing the government, which is going to result in more war.
This stuff seems so destructive.
How exactly would a laser scan every molecule in your body? Granted biometric devices are going to be coming out within the next few years to verify who you are based on your DNA, but scanning every molecule? Hardly.
This seems like something falling further into science fiction than real science. It probably started out as a real article with a grain of truth and through each new interpretation of it by each new source as become cloudier and cloudier.
The speed people result to doom and gloom never ceases to amaze me.
@comicsanmc, seems to me like the machine would be looking for specific molecules that are considered an issue versus looking at every single fiber on and in you, analyzing them all, and then going “wait a minute…this dude has coke residue on his fingers.”
I agree completely with your take on the extremity to which this article takes the concept, but I still believe this kind of tech development could spell disaster in the not too distant future.
And the speed at which people come to a apocalyptic conclusions is sourced from a whole lot more than just this one article. There are numerous signs which denote we are rapidly approaching an era of development that we are not going to be able to control. Given the exponential rate of technological growth we have seen in just a few generations, stepping forward an identical number of generations into the future seem quite unpredictable…and potentially fatal to our way of living as it is.
For me it seems like its the natural evolution of our species, we replaced what is natural with technology long ago, we can’t be surprised that its going to dominate every facet of our lives soon. I’m personally happy that they’ll soon have a device that can find explosive chemicals in moments.
As for coke residue on your fingers, that isn’t enough to convict someone by law. One thing we can always count on is humans adapting to our situation. Yes the technology does open the door for misuse, so we have to make sure our laws catch up to this technology so it isn’t abused. The technology will come, period. Nothing we can do about that. However we can control how it is used.
@comicsanmc, what I find interesting in your approach is that you give too much credit to the integrity of those wielding the power.
I suppose I am quite the skeptic, but it seems that there is enough evidence to convince almost anyone of the atrocities that people have committed in the name of “government.”
That being said, I think the technology will be interesting to observe. I only hope that I have the freewill to appreciate it as something awesome…rather than something awesomely horrible.
Eek, gave me goosebumps I’m not a pro government person, kinda il mind my own business while you keep screwing people over, but you already can see how scary and controlling technology can be, but it’s not evil that will destroy us, it’s the good ones who watch and let it happen I’m sure it will get alot alot worse than befor it gets better, just right befor the crushing point an thresh hold of the human soul is caged,where hopefully just ignite a huge powerful revolution of peace love & harmony. And idk any definition you can find where link love & peace = terrorism , we need polar opposites to even exist take good with bad in the end it’s balance.
you could just invent a laser repellant that prevents the laser from piercing said material. You could make a fortune off of something like that, because then people could easily smuggle whatever they want on. Security would probably cease to pat people down because they would be convinced their amazing invasive tech was doing all the work…next thing you know, BOOM goes the C4 strapped to your waste.
@bigred, the only issue with invasions of privacy is the divide between what the government has access to and what we have access to.
So long as we are relatively close in advancements it will never matter what the government gets…we’ll always have someone on our side willing to step up the game and ruin the government’s plans.
@chemicalspike, I think we can all agree that regardless of the legitimacy of the article, one could expect to see technology with such a capacity in the not too distant future, given the rate of tech growth.
With that in mind, discuss.
Fair enough. There is a severe cost constraint on governments and every organisation at this time, capital constraints require a clear return within a reasonable amount of time. The only way if this technology did actually come into play it would literally be to scan threats and that would inevitably speed up the queues in the likes of Heathrow and allow us to finally take water back through departures hooray!
I’m a libertarian, great, but I’m not going to kick up a huge fuss and assume reptilian overlords with every technological innovation. Despite not being American I’m well aware of the craziness of the TSA but that is an American specific problem and its ethnocentric to assume those problems exist everywhere. IN the UK our problems are waiting times, thats it. Though not really for UK people.
What possible freedom could relate to being thoroughly scanned at an airport? Freedom not to carry arms on a plane? Boohoo. Freedom not to carry copies of Zeitgeist on a plane (I wish) but no it won’t scan hard drives.
Storm in a teacup :D
@chemicalspike, see the thing is, though, it could be used to search your body for drugs as well. Being that many people see drugs as something they deserve to have the right to as is, it would basically be an impossible feat to smoke weed before that long flight back to your hometown.
There’s also nothing you could do to stop this from happening.
IDK I mean yeah, I don’t know that this tech would really be used as was described simply because I don’t see much of a profit. You don’t want people to get arrested and put in prison, you want fines and tickets. That’s where all the money is.
I’ve read the article and it is threatening to a point of absolute insanity and psychoses creation on fear.
I do however feel that all these measures are just to get the public to a level where maybe open identity is issued and people get more or less steered in a direction where they are accountant by companies derailing the social class in favor of there own position and wealth stimulation. Control a world a by issuing fear,- create an identity out of this fear and the elite have there way in consciousness control and everybody dreams again.
Great, it feels a bit 1945 all over only now very carefully designed.. such mass manipulation which almost turns the stummick over. Connect the dots……
We should question ourselves who controls this and just say no,- let’s get rid of this fear induced society rather make governments and corporates pay redistribute wealth and influence and protect families from this control psychoses…. @pumi420, @lytning91, @chemicalspike, @bigred,
let’s learn how they have induced our sleeps and how they breeth there lies around us, in us with only one goal,- keep the people working so the upper-class can relax, steer our consciousness in a direction of absolute insanity where we just be the NEO and say,- nope.. you have had your way, return your stolen goods, wealth and influence and stay in the corner and shame yourself.