Friday October 07, 2011

Homeland Security Moves Forward With 'Pre-Crime' Detection

The Department of Homeland Security is testing a pre-crime detection program on the general publi....*knock* *knock* *knock* ...hang on for a second guys, someone is at the door. eek!

If this sounds a bit like the Tom Cruise movie called "Minority Report," or the CBS drama "Person of Interest," it is. But where "Minority Report" author Philip K. Dick enlisted psychics to predict crimes, DHS is betting on algorithms: it's building a "prototype screening facility" that it hopes will use factors such as ethnicity, gender, breathing, and heart rate to "detect cues indicative of mal-intent."