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Submission + - Full body scans aren't just for airports anymore (

mschaffer writes: I went to the mall yesterday and noticed that someone has set up shop with a full body scanner to augment your shopping experience. They refer to the scanning device as the "vertical wand", and apparently it uses 196 magical radio antennas (that don't "see" your clothes) to orbit and scan a shopper's water-filled skin. (After all, we are just skin-covered meatbags.) After 10 seconds, the resulting 200,000 data points precisely indicates the dimensions of prospective shopping meatbag. A personalized shopping list is generated from the collected data so the scanned masses no longer need to look like a schlub wearing ill-fitting clothes.

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