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Time To Buy Stock In 3D Body Scanner Companies  
User currently offlineI380North From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 118 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6958 times:

With the 3D Body Scan passenger requirement a foregone conclusion, I wonder if its time to buy stock in these companies. There are may be 1500 airports worldwde, assume 2 scanners each that makes 3000 scanners and at between $100K and $1M per scanner, we have $300M to $3B to be made. All required within 6 months? Of these companies, only GE and Siemens come to mind.

Speaking of the body scan, I hope the body truck starting from the knee to the neck can be removed/eliminated from the image and absolutely no images can be stored. this will make privacy concerns less of an issue.

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User currently offlineDavidT From Switzerland, joined Oct 2005, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6951 times:

I would guess you'd need more than 2 scanners per airport!

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10938 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6941 times:

Hey this is a clever idea - who makes these body scanners?
We would have to figure out which company would get the most market.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinePhen From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6932 times:

Quoting I380North (Thread starter):
, I hope the body truck starting from the knee to the neck can be removed/eliminated from the image

Would this not render body scanning pointless? I thought the whole reason for body scanning was so objects in ANY part of the body can be detected...

[Edited 2009-12-31 07:58:11]

User currently offlineI380North From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6847 times:



Quoting Phen (Reply 3):
Would this not render body scanning pointless? I thought the whole reason for body scanning was so objects in ANY part of the body can be detected

No. Not at all. You are still scanning the whole body and the body tissues (private parts/breasts etc.) are selectively eliminated by the software but all other objects are still presented in the image. Any ingested objects are still shown.


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6733 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6840 times:

It's not a bad idea, although you guys have already missed out a bit. Stocks in those companies that produce full-body scanners saw a significant jump on Monday/Tuesday.

User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3367 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6829 times:

What next,each passenger has to have an MRI scan at the gate.  rotfl 


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User currently offlineRolypolyman From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6823 times:

Frankly, GE and Siemens are so huge that any windfall like this would be just a drop in the bucket. I'd feel more comfortable investing in their vendors.

User currently offlineI380North From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6794 times:



Quoting Readytotaxi (Reply 6):
What next,each passenger has to have an MRI scan at the gate

Unfortunately, yes. Only that it cost $2 at the airport and $$$$ at your Dr's.


User currently offlinePhen From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6744 times:



Quoting I380North (Reply 4):

Ah yes now that makes sense. It is an uncomfortable thought that security personnel can see everything under your clothes (and may have a laugh from time to time) but I think most pragmatic people would gladly do it in order to make travelling more secure. To be honest, I think people opposed to the idea would be in the minority.


User currently offlinePhen From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6730 times:

Just to add:

Quoting MSNBC:
New scanner software hides the gender and body contours of the passenger, but security staff can still spot liquids, weapons or other objects.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34630097/ns/us_news-airliner_attack/


User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6651 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (4 years 12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6701 times:

Don't forget about L-3 Communcations. They make millimeter wave detection body scanners known as ProScan. There is one at ABQ, where it replaced the GE Puffer machines.


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User currently offlineAirstairFear From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6493 times:

Speaking as someone who has already been burned by this type of thing:
Just check the stock today. (Even back when the orig post was made.)

If it's high, the market got ahead of you (surprise?).
If it's low, the market got ahead of you too.

Please, anyone reading, do not attempt news-based trading unless you have inside info.

Sorry, even if you get it right from the jacka$$'s mouth, the market has already outguessed you. Please try again.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10938 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6393 times:

Just when you thought you’ve heard it all....  Wow!

Want some torture with your peanuts?
A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser®. According to this promotional video found at the Lamperd Less Lethal website, the bracelet would be worn by all airline passengers.

Read on... this is getting rather interesting.  Yeah sure

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblo...nt-some-torture-with-your-peanuts/



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2185 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (4 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6259 times:



Quoting AirstairFear (Reply 12):
Please, anyone reading, do not attempt news-based trading unless you have inside info.

I'm sure the SEC would like your advice....


User currently offlineGentFromAlaska From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6069 times:



Quoting AirstairFear (Reply 12):
Please, anyone reading, do not attempt news-based trading

Concur, my investment adviser of some fifteen years frowns against chasing things in the news.

I thought I was onto something in the mid- 90's. I felt it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. It sparked and then fizzled quickly thereafter. Had I not heeded an experts advise, a significant part of my portfolio would have fizzled too.



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