Meet the futuristic, World Cup–tested machine that could help speed you through airport security

Meet the futuristic, World Cup–tested machine that could help speed you through airport security
(Image credit: Qylur)

Anyone who has gone through airport security in the past few decades has surely thought, "There must be a better way." Qylur Security Systems in Silicon Valley has taken that idea and run with it, devising a new, ostensibly better way to scan carry-on luggage for designated threatening objects. But before they can market their new Qylatron Entry Experience Solution, Qylur has to prove that it works in the real world.

"So it went to Brazil, where it was hired by an event operations company running some World Cup games," says Wired's Alex Davies. "Qylur was given responsibility for one entrance to Arena de Baixada stadium, for four games." It apparently worked both at spotting the motley list of objects banned by FIFA at World Cup games and at amusing the people passing through security. Here's how the five-cell, automated scanning machine works, according to Qylur:

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