Are You Going To Blow Up Our Airplane? Please Answer "Yes" Or "No"

Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by GotZoom, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. GotZoom
    Offline

    GotZoom Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2005
    Messages:
    5,719
    Thanks Received:
    366
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cordova, TN
    Ratings:
    +366
    Lie Detectors for airplane travel. I'm not so sure about this. I knew a girl who failed her NSA polygraph because she had a "reaction" to several of the questions. They looked into it and after hearing her story, they passed her and she gained her clearance. Seems the question that shook her up was having to do with her ever participating in homosexual activities. She did answer no, but the memories of her being molested by a female babysitter when she was a kid caused her "reaction" to that question and the next few questions.

    -----

    Tested in Russia, the two-stage GK-1 voice analyzer requires that passengers don headphones at a console and answer "yes" or "no" into a microphone to questions about whether they are planning something illicit.

    The software will almost always pick up uncontrollable tremors in the voice that give away liars or those with something to hide, say its designers at Israeli firm Nemesysco.

    "In our trial, 500 passengers went through the test, and then each was subjected to full traditional searches," said Chief Executive Officer Amir Liberman. "The one person found to be planning something illegal was the one who failed our test."

    The GK-1 is expected to cost between $10,000-$30,000 when marketed. A spokesman for Moscow's Domodyedevo airport, which is using a prototype, said "the tester (lie detector) has proved to be effective and we are in principle ready to use it."

    The September 11, 2001 hijacking attacks have led to a slew of innovations designed to boost airline security. Liberman said several countries had expressed interest in the GK-1.

    "Unlike conventional lie detectors such as the polygraph, this is minimally invasive, requiring hardly any physical contact," Liberman said, adding that the first stage of the test takes between 30-75 seconds.

    Those that fail are taken aside for more intensive questioning and, if necessary, searches. Liberman said around 12 percent of passengers tend to show stress even when they have nothing to hide.

    "Some may feel nervous because they have used drugs, while having no intention to smuggle drugs," he said. "The whole thing is performed in a low-key manner to avoid causing anxiety."

    http://news.com.com/Lie+detectors+m...3-5958656.html?part=rss&tag=5958656&subj=news
     
  2. Mr. P
    Offline

    Mr. P Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    11,329
    Thanks Received:
    618
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    South of the Mason Dixon
    Ratings:
    +618
    Time to spare? Go by air.
    That is an industry joke that is SO true..

    I hate to drive, but I hate to fly Airlines even more.
    Non issue for me really.
     

Share This Page