Do you aspire to be a TSA agent but don’t want to get into the politics of the issue?
Well, you might soon be able to fulfill your privacy-killing dreams with only a smartphone.
The University of Texas at Dallas has developed a new microchip that could feasibly be used to create x-ray capable smartphones and digital cameras. This is an incredible technological development, and yet with every technological advance, we ought to consider the possible consequences from using this technology.
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the potential for privacy abuses and perversion. Then again, what if medical mission teams could be equipped with a few of what I’m calling “xPhones”? Amazing, right? And what about security? It could be so much easier to search for drugs, weapons, and other contraband if police had xPhones?
Is this too dangerous to our privacy to be a good thing or is it just too awesome to worry about? Is there a middle ground?