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http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/20/air-safety-proposal.htmlLamperd, a "firearm training system" company, has patented a bracelet that delivers debilitating shocks when remotely triggered. Their killer app for this is aviation safety: they're proposing that the TSA could force everyone who flies to wear one of these and then flight-attendants could zap us into a stupor if we turn out to be Al Quaeda. [continued]
Since I didn't trust a site called boingboing, I checked. This is from the Lamperd website.
http://www.lamperdlesslethal.com/Upcoming Airline Security Project
Todays Security has many layers, should those layers fail there is one last line of defense- the EMD Safety Bracelet, patent #6,933,851. Patent # Search. Lamperd Less Lethal has entered into a manufacturing agreement to develop and manufacture this product for world wide distribution using our current technology and expert knowledge in this field. Pending funding by a third party, we invite Investors to help develop this new technology; we anticipate tremendous interest and demand as noted by the Homeland Security correspondence. Please look at the product video to understand the EMD Safety Bracelet use and concept.
Why not just make everyone wear one all of the time?
Heeeeere we go! And note one of the major justifications: Convenience!!! Obviously I think this is a terrible idea. I for one would never yield to such authority. I won't be treated like a dog and submit to wearing a shock collar.