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‘Minority Report’ technology used by police to predict crimes

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posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 07:39 PM

By Rebecca Lefort
Published: 8:30AM BST 25 Jul 2010

Software that can predict when and where future violent crimes will be committed is being used in Britain for the first time.

Two police forces have begun trialling the sophisticated programme, which has echoes of the Tom Cruise film Minority Report, where psychics are used to stop criminals before they commit a crime.

The system, known as Crush (Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History) evaluates crime records, intelligence briefings, offender profiles and even weather reports, to identify potential flashpoints where a crime is most likely to occur.

The “predictive analytics” technology has been credited as a key factor behind a 31 per cent fall in crime and 15 per cent drop in violent crime in Memphis, Tennessee, according to The Observer.
The software has been developed by IBM which has invested $11 billion in analytics over the past four years.

So soon we are going to start seeing a "Pre-Crime Unit" similar in some ways to that of the movie by Tom Cruise.

We have also had threads that governments like the U.S. want to implement software that can read your intentions "trying to stop any crime before it occurs".

The brain scan that can read people's intentionsCall for ethical debate over possible use of new technology in interrogation

A team of world-leading neuroscientists has developed a powerful technique that allows them to look deep inside a persons brain and read their intentions before they act.

The research breaks controversial new ground in scientists' ability to probe people's minds and eavesdrop on their thoughts, and raises serious ethical issues over how brain-reading technology may be used in the future.

The team used high-resolution brain scans to identify patterns of activity before translating them into meaningful thoughts, revealing what a person planned to do in the near future. It is the first time scientists have succeeded in reading intentions in this way.

First of all I want to make clear that I am no criminal, and have never been convicted or even accused of any crimes, but imo this is a very bad idea.

What happens with people who just get normally nervous? or those who are rushing trying to catch the next flight? These people are going to be sweating, not to mention in a hurry and might show movements which might be considered by this kind of software as signs of a possible "terrorist".

The elites are implementing more and more controls, as well as trying to keep us scared so they can keep their firm hold on us, and to me that's their main goal.

Things are really out of hand and we are all allowing this to continue, and if we do nothing about it soon it will be too late.

People should show this sort of things to their friends, family, and everyone you know and tell them totell very clear to your Senators, representatives, PM/Presidents etc that we do not want this.

There are too many loopholes in this sort of technology and innocent people can be labelled as "criminals/terrorists"...

[edit on 27-7-2010 by ElectricUniverse]

posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 07:59 PM
of course if this is real it's gonna be in the uk. thanks a lot, you're messing things up for the rest of us.

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