Monthly Archives: October 2009

Seen absolutely naked!


Perhaps that title is very unbecoming of this blog, but I mean that very literally.

A new scanner is being trialled at Manchester Airport where passengers scanned will be giving out very personal and sensitive details such as any breast enlargements, false limbs, piercings, and a clear outline of passengers’ private parts.

How morally acceptable can this be considered? For the sake of security are we willing to expose visuals of our private parts to people we don’t know?

Some people will rather die than have their private parts exposed for the sake of increasing their longevity by protecting themselves from suspected terrorist activity. So in that case is the scanner actually serving its purpose?

How will these images be used in a country where corruption is as common a thing as bread and butter? Surely politicians are a travelling lot, if naked images of an opposition politician in a corrupt country are accessed by officials it may not be surprising if they “accidentally” get leaked and are publicly vilified.

There are a lot of questions which arise out of this new phenomenon, mostly questions which challenge the morality of such a scanner – interesting how religious groups may react to that.

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