In the not so distant future, revenue collecting state enforcers will have the ability to see into your entire vehicle using a miniature x-ray gun. The gun is specifically designed to recognize guns and drugs, so police can have an easier time finding nonviolent offenders to put behind bars.
The device is being developed by an organization called the “American Science & Engineering Company”. The device has no official name but has been called the “Mini Z system” by those who are developing it.
The company has been working to develop this technology for over 7 years. The most difficult part about the creation of this weapon was scaling their x ray technology down to a handheld size.
Ironically, pro-police and pro-military blog “Defense One” pointed out that officers did not even need to be literate to operate this device.
AS&E CEO Chuck Dougherty told reporters that the Mini Z system is “a game-changer for law enforcement and border security officials who are constantly challenged to quickly and accurately detect potential threats in hard-to-reach environments.”
Unfortunately the majority of people who are targeted with programs like this are actually nonviolent people who are not criminals. They do not deserve to be put in cages, and they do not deserve any fines.
For now, the only good news is that at its current state, this technology can only detect objects a few feet away from the sensor, meaning that officers may have to get a warrant in some situations. However, it is likely that as this technology becomes more advanced, its power and reach will continue to grow.
According to some sources, the device could cost as much as $50,000.
The Free Thought Project
July 1, 2014