We have finally reached the moment where Orwell’s nightmare in 1984 meets the movie Minority Report. We’re living there right now.
And still, astoundingly, we have people saying “Well, I haven’t done anything wrong, so I don’t have anything to worry about.”
Watch this 25-minute TSM special report.
Trending in the world of tomorrow is pre-crime “predictive policing,” which uses vast Big Data stores to compile profiles on all the citizenry, allowing law enforcement and government officials to hone in on targets, with promises of predicting where crimes will happen next, and preparing for encounters with individuals who have been assessed as high risks.
Welcome to the ill-conceived Orwellian-era of “Big Data”-enhanced intelligence-led integrated policing which compiles records from private, consumer, government and social media sector create a pre-crime threat assessment that determines how police will handle you and whether you will be suspected before even doing anything wrong.