Whoa…now. Las Vegas, my airport of choice when we’re in Lake Havasu, is one of those who sometime this month will have a full body scanning machine in operation. Not designated to have such a one yet is Ontario, the closest airport to Crestline, but Los Angeles is reported to have a fine model already in place.
The complete USA article is here.
Our challenged world is changing so rapidly that sometimes I’m convinced I hear my head whirling. Occasionally I have a fleeting thought that, as one lifts the edge of a blanket, so the edge of the future has been lifted and somehow we have been prematurely pitched there. Computers clack, telephones ring and chatter and play music and talk, our cars tell us when to turn and where to turn around when we’ve missed the block, Ipods pod, modems mode, wifis wi, automatic beds roust us out in the morning, and the refrigerator sends out a grocery list for its bare shelves.
We cherish Blackberries, Google reminds us of appointments, we speak frequently of trillions…the dow plunges, oil soars, and now, in the airport, they’re scanning our fragile bodies…even our not so fragile ones.
Full body scans. What do you think of this? Are you comfortable with this action being taken, or will you refuse? What of our national security, for is this not the underlying reason for such scrutiny?
But what of privacy? How much do we give up in order to be safe?
My devotional blog is here.