Israelis invent airport lie detector
UK Inquirer November 18, 2005
By Nick Farrell
ISRAELI scientists have come up with a non-invasive lie detector that can be used at airports and can tell if you are lying to security staff. Tested in Russia, the two-stage GK-1 voice analyser requires that passengers don headphones at a console and answer "yes" or "no" into a microphone to questions.
Apparently the software picks up uncontrollable tremors in the voice that give away liars or those with something to hide.
The device, designed by the Israeli outfit Nemesysco, has already found one person to be planning something illegal among the testing team.
The GK-1 is expected to cost between $10,000-$30,000 when marketed and may see use in Moscow soon. Several countries had expressed interest in the machine.
The test takes between 30-75 seconds and those who fail can be taken aside for more intensive questioning and, if necessary have have their anus subjected to ruthless probing.
However, it is unlikely that they thought this one through. Everyone is guilty of something. It will catch those who have used drugs, while having no intention to smuggle the things.
So if you have ever had a joint in your life, or had your mum pack your bag for you, you can expect to be harassed by Airport security for the rest of you life.
Still it least it means that politicians will never be allowed to fly again.
Last modified November 21, 2005