ThruVision's T5000 strip-searches you from a distance

Just when you thought surveillance was getting intrusive enough (backscatter, anyone?), these guys have made it even worse — and more efficient. Incredibly, they’ve named it as if it were a late entry into the Terminator series (even the T2000 didn’t have x-ray vision). It may be going live in the UK soon.

It works by picking up “tera-waves,” which apparently we all emit and no one has ever noticed. They’re somewhere beyond infrared but shy of microwaves. And you can use them to see “weapons, drugs, and explosives” but no “anatomical details.” Yeah, right. I’m sure they can tell exactly what caliber you’re packing.

Strip search: camera that sees through clothes from 80ft away [Times Online]