Something’s Brewing: #24

An Outsider's Sojourn II

Big Brother is watching all right! And even if you are not doing anything illegal, in the very near future you may just find your name on a gestapo ‘watch list’ and storm-troopers beating down your door. Welcome to the new ‘land of the free’, Mr and Ms Merica:

Miami’s ”HunchLab” is Latest Police Move Toward Pre-Crime Detection

By Nicholas West

The pace of technological advancement is quickening to the point where the gap between science fiction and reality is being greatly reduced. Philip K. Dick explored the concept of pre-crime in his short story “The Minority Report” in 1956, but it wasn’t until Steven Spielberg offered it on the big screen as Minority Report in 2002 that the audience got a true look at a potential day-to-day existence under corporate and government data management and control.

Even mainstream media has started to compare emerging police technologies to science fiction

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