posted on May, 27 2013 @ 12:07 AM
In Adrian Raines book "The Anatomy of Violence", in his final chapter "the future", he outlines some potential programs that he believes
governments world wide will eventually institute.
In the story he tells of how this might come about:
It's 2034, and in response to rising crime levels, the government launches the LOMBROSO program - Legal Offensive on Murder: Brain Research Operation
for the Screening of Offenders. All males over 18 will get screened by advanced brain imaging technologies and a DNA blood test. The brain scan will
cover the "fundamental five functions": First, a structural scan provides the brains anatomy. Second, a functional scan shows resting brain
activity. Third, enhanced diffusion tensor imaging is take to assess the integrity of the white fibre system in the brain, assessing intricate brain
connectivity. Fourth is a reading of the brains neurochemistry that has been developed from magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Firth and finally, the
cullular functional scan assess expression of 23,000 different genes at the ceullular level.
The computerization of all medical, school, psychological, census, and neighborhood data makes it easy to combine these traditional risk variables
alongside the vast amount of DNA and brain data to form an all encompassing data set.
Those tagged LP-V (Lombroso positive - violence) LP-S (Lombroso positive - sex) and LP-H (Lombroso positive - homicide) are held in indefinite
detention. These individuals are assessed by the above criteria and given one of these tags with a probabilistic rating i.e. a 75% chance that he will
commit a violent crime, or a 80% chance that he will molest a child.
The LP's will be held in facilities with access to a phone line (or internet access), and will have to undergo a treatment program. The program will
include therapy, medication, mindfulness meditation, nutrition and education.
In 2039, the government launches the NCSP (National Child Screening Program), where instead of at age 18, all children will be assessed for possible
In 2044, research analysts suggest a further addendum to the NCSP. If children can be screen, logically, shouldn't the father and mother be as well?
Thus, a prospective parent must undergo screening in order to earn his right to become a parent. Once licensed, he can have his child.
What do you think about this? Strike one as Orwellian? Or is it well reasoned and worth the risk?