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Homeland Security developing cyber system similar to Tom Cruise´s film “Minority Report”.

Homeland Security developing cyber system to identify terrorists intentions. In Minority Report, Chief John Anderton (Tom Cruise) prevented crimes by seeing into the future - with a little help from precog Agatha (Samantha Morton). Photo Credit 20TH CENTURY FOX / DREAMWORKS / THE KOBAL COLLECTION

Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST), a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) programme designed to spot people who are intending to commit a terrorist act, has in the past few months completed its first round of field tests at an undisclosed location in the northeast, the online magazine Nature has learned.

Like a lie detector, FAST measures a variety of physiological indicators, ranging from heart rate to the steadiness of a person’s gaze, to judge a subject’s state of mind. But there are major differences from the polygraph. FAST relies on non-contact sensors, so it can measure..READ MORE HERE