Stolen passwords. Forged emails. Corrupt files. And … someone hacked into your model JXC3 Dell-Apple SonySung hack-proof computer and swiped your manuscript—the tale about the FBI agent who singlehandedly saves everything under the sun—and sold it to PenguinHouse-Putnam-Holt-Brown for twelve-thousand-million-zillion dollars!
But how could such a thing happen, you ask? After all, you had all the available security measures in place and all were working fine, or so you thought.
Someone though, most likely a nefarious computer expert from the dark side, somehow bypassed your passwords, the fingerprint and iris scanners, the facial recognition software, and the voice reader, all to take your extremely original story.
I know, it’s difficult to understand. The
expert kid at the computer store, the one you overheard telling a coworker about a really tough homework assignment that had to be completed before his dad would loan him the family minivan, said the machine was equipped with the best anti-everything protections that money could buy. A pimply-faced coworker, whose voice was locked in teen change-mode with pitches ranging from deep floor-rumbling bass to a canary on helium, agreed. Foolproof security.
The price of the computer was a meager $899, but with all the add-on security options, though, the price tag came in at just under $11,000. No way anyone should’ve beaten the high-end system. Yet they did.
So what can be done to stop the hacking, the bypassing, the backdoor entries, the stealing of such valuable and original manuscripts?
Yes, the human heart is the solution to computer security. By using low-level Doppler radar, scientists at a University in Buffalo have developed a system that measures the human heart (no two hearts are identical) and uses those dimensions as your personal identifier. The systems takes about eight seconds to scan your heart and then it continually monitors the beating organ to be sure no one else has stepped in to take over the computer operation. If so, the device shuts down (the computer, not the heart).
The same system is thought to be useful for smartphone operation/security, and at airports to assist with security checks. The system is currently capable of detecting and monitoring a person up to thirty meters away.
What’s next, a heart database? Are we a mere heartbeat away from the government having the capability of monitoring our lives by, well, listening to our heartbeats as we walk or drive past a county “Heartbeat Police Car?”
The Human Heart: A New Sheriff in Town
Will we soon see Heart Police? Will their gun belts be equipped with B/P cuffs and portable EKG machines?
How about heartbeat line-ups?