The Transportation Security Administration is bringing new 3D security scanners nationwide, which means your next airport experience could go a lot smoother.
In a press release, TSA announced 300 new systems will be deployed at more airports nationwide thanks to a $96.8 million contract.
The biggest perk for travelers? You may not have to take your laptop, liquids and other materials out of your carry-on bag for inspection in the coming years.
Unlike a standard two-dimensional X-ray that most travelers see at airport checkpoints, the 3D technology allows TSA officer to rotate the image digitally to examine a suspicious item without unpacking a bag.
The initial deployment of new systems is expected to begin in summer 2019 and be completed in 2020. It is unclear which airports will receive the new scanners first.
They may be the closest to the body scanners of Total Recall we are going to get at this point.