Thursday, August 23, 2007

It is always better to be looked over than overlooked

It was bound to happen. Now even a frown or grimace can get you into trouble with The Man.

“Specially trained security personnel” will be watching passengers for “micro-expressions” that will reveal treacherous agendas and insidious intentions at airports around the country. These agents, who may literally hold your fate in their hands have been given a lofty, Orwellian name: "Behavior Detection Officers."

Did anyone ever doubt that George Orwell’s prophecies in “1984” would arrive? In that novel, he wrote, "You had to live -- did live, from habit that became instinct -- in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized."

In the study of “micro-expressions”—yes, it is actually a field of study and there are some who are arrogant enough to call it a science, it has been decided that when people wish to conceal emotions, the truth of their feelings is revealed in facial flashes.
These experts have determined that fear and disgust are the key things to look for because they can hint of deception. David Chessler

I am not so sure anymore it is better to be looked over...
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