I was reading an article about the new security scanners being trialled at Melbourne airport that can see through clothes and detect explosives in gels and liquids, which got me wondering:
Will we see a return to the days where you could bring bottles of drink and decent amounts of toothpaste onto planes and not have this bullshit where a bottle of drink purchased in the check-in area is a threat to national security but the same bottle purchased 20 metres away on the other side of a metal detector is completely harmless?
The idea would be that you could just put your liquids in something like an x-ray machine and they could be scanned, come back clear, and you could be on your way.
I think it’s pretty well established by now that the current paranoid security measures acheive nothing except A) Pissing people off, B) costing everyone money, and C) delaying people.
Do you think that we’ll see the use of new technology to alleiviate some of the silliness, or is that being far too optimistic?