pd.id Personal Drink ID Device Like Dune 'Poison Snooper'

The pd.id device is a small, hand-held detector you can use to determine if your drink has been spiked. It can often determine the exact drug used to modify your drink. It's battery powered and can work with your smartphone. It uses the same technology that the DEA has used for many years.


(pd.id Personal Drink ID video)

The pd.id device is currently not available; however, an Indiegogo campaign to raise $100,000 in funding is now underway. There have been some similar efforts at personal poison detection technology in the last few years.

Fans of Dune, the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert, are familiar with the poison snoopers used to detect poison in the drink (chaumurky):

Paul saw his father in the doorway, avoided his eyes. He looked around at the clusterings of guests, the jeweled hands clutching drinks (and the unobtrusive inspections with tiny remote-cast snoopers)...

Pausing in the doorway to inspect the arrangements, the Duke thought about the poison-snooper and what it signified in his society. All of a pattern, he thought. You can plumb us by our language--the precise and delicate delineations for ways to administer treacherous death. Will someone try chaumurky tonight--poison in the drink?

Via pd.id Your Personal Drink ID on Indiegogo.

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