Pre Crime Software Reminds Folks of Minority Report

by on August 25, 2010

Um. No. This is not what Phillip K. Dick was thinking about in 1956 when he wrote the short story. And, Tom Cruise, didn’t dick around in a spreadsheet with a report that said this guy is a convicted felon, has 32 parking tickets, was in juvee, and  searches for information on semi-automatic weapons on Google an average of 6 hours a day (oh, don’t tell me Google doesn’t tell the government everything – Google is the government – the both start with Go – that’s the spooky stuff), so he’s a little bit of a risk for another crime.

No shit.

We’re not plugging into psychic powers  and metaphysical stuff. We’re just talking about a program that crunches relevant data. They’ve been doing it with murders for years, now this dude Richard Berk has improved the algorithm and can include more crimes.

Go read about it at LA Snark.

Then when you’re done with the non-story, get some serious reading done by reading the review of Snorg Tees. Mr. Dick would totally approve.

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