Forget about snakes on a plane—what's the next bizarre thing you think the TSA may end up banning? And would it make a good(or at least bizarre) movie plot? Bruce Schneier is holding his seconod annual movie-plot threat contest, and you too could get in on the action.
- We screened for guns and bombs, so the terrorists used box cutters. We took away box cutters and small knives, so they hid explosives in their shoes. We started screening shoes, so they planned to use liquids. We now confiscate liquids (even though experts agree the plot was implausible)...and they're going to do something else. We can't win this game, so why are we playing?
Well, we are playing. And now you can, too. Your goal: invent a terrorist plot to hijack or blow up an airplane with a commonly carried item as a key component. The component should be so critical to the plot that the TSA will have no choice but to ban the item once the plot is uncovered. I want to see a plot horrific and ridiculous, but just plausible enough to take seriously.
I'm almost afraid I'd get on the watch list to enter, but I do have some ideas...