Aunt Jen Posted March 26, 2015 Share Posted March 26, 2015 This thought is inspired by the France Airline thread, but it's a different line of inquiry, so new thread. IF measures were instituted on an airliner to use fingerprint-reading or retina scanning, etc., on the cockpit door for a pilot to re-enter, could that be defeated by someone (terrorist, murderer) doing something like forcing the pilot to allow re-entry killing the pilot and holding his hand/eye up there removing the pilot's hand or eye and holding that up there... I'm not wondering to be gross; I'm wondering because of some years ago, when biometrics began to be considered in the population, I remember hearing someone suggest that such reading machinery could be designed so that if there were not actually blood flowing through the body part, that the machinery wouldn't respond. I don't know if it can tell if a finger or eye had been removed, or if the body had died, before placing the appendage to the reading device. But, even if it were designed that way, then might a terrorist be able to incapacitate the pilot, holding his appendage to the reader on the door, without killing him, defeating that.... I'm just dong some wondering, here. Thank you Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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