There's No Place to Hide

privacy       2002-08-26 
The next word in security is a system so thorough that it will reveal even the contents of a cigarette pack hidden in your coat pocket.
Developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the scanner uses holographic imaging technology to provide full-body, 360-degree coverage of a person in near real time. Unlike the technology displayed in Schwarzenegger's sci-fi thriller Total Recall and most of today's scanning devices, this 3-D Body Holo Scanner doesn't use X-rays to obtain its comprehensive images.
Instead, it relies on ultra-high frequency radio waves that take about 10 seconds to classify a person as a safe customer or a potential threat. It can identify liquids, plastics, ceramics, explosives, contraband and non-metallic weapons, even through layers of clothing.