A Few things
MODS I changed the title because I found this one to be more pertinant to why I posted it in BAN, you can change it if you wish but I thought that
this one was more suitable for the topic at hand.
Anyhow, some may disagree and just consider this productive psychology within criminology but what he says sounds scary to me.
First and foremost I am a programmer, I started programming in a very early age when my brother in law taught me DOS, since then I was interested in
programming and scripting.
Later in life I got interested in alternative news, I think it was only in 2007 since I was interested in it mainly because of Ron Paul to be honest,
I just felt finally someone makes sense.
A Programming backround and interesting in alternative news.
Those two together got me interested in following things going on in the IT industry, mostly web.
Like companies working on code that could categorize what type of individual you are based on just 6 clicks you do on a given website where you are
Computer algorithms working on twitter to measure people's reluctance to take vaccines.
Code written so that software could categorize your level of intelligence based on what you "LIKE" on facebook.
And if you liked curly fries you had a high IQ, yes curly fries.
This always worried me because of stupid chains of thought and someone who thinks he's too smart would use those chains of monitored thought and then
generalize and make assumptions about them, then immediately categorize them.
Some people say there's no such thing as bad data.
I completely disagree.
There definately is something called bad data and too much data.
And just like in this article, low resting HR means you may be a criminal eventually AND to top it off it's based on a scenario where you are to chose
who would be a criminal in a classroom full of 3 YEAR OLDSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
I, myself, have a low resting heart rate and I am the nicest guy in the world.
I'm so non-violent that I am vegetarian.
Sure i've been in fights growing up, a few bar fights, but I was never the instigator, was always more like the mediator.
Never stole anything, and never wished anyone would be harmed.
Reading this article sent chills down my spine.
We are becoming a society where "experts" generalize!
What a horrific picture of the future this paints!!!
(visit the link for the full news article)