Skip to comments.US Department of Homeland Security developing system to predict criminal intent
Posted on 10/09/2011 7:40:09 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
We're not exactly lacking in opportunities for Minority Report references these days, but sometimes they're just unavoidable.
According to a new report from CNET based on documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the US Department of Homeland security is now working on a system dubbed FAST (or Future Attribute Screening Technology) that's designed to identify individuals who are most likely to commit a crime.
That's not done with something as simple as facial recognition and background checks, however, but rather algorithms and an array of sensors and cameras that can detect both physiological and behavioral cues that are said to be "indicative of mal-intent."
What's more, while the DHS says that it has no plans to actually deploy the system in public just yet, it has apparently already conducted a limited trial using DHS employees -- though no word on the results of how well it actually works, of course.
(Excerpt) Read more at engadget.com ...
>>That’s not done with something as simple as facial recognition and background checks, however, but rather algorithms and an array of sensors and cameras that can detect both physiological and behavioral cues that are said to be “indicative of mal-intent.”<<
Isn’t that how the Cylons were created? (/Caprica BSG reference)
They could give it a crackerjack test over at the Dept. of Justice...
Profiling is bad, but electronic profiling is good, ‘cuz its magical.
And politicians will exempt themselves from this because the system will overload once it’s aimed at White House/Congress.
So, they are turning AbleDanger onto the citizens, instead of keeping terrorists out, eh?
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against... We’re after power and we mean it... There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be
much easier to deal with.”
You took the words right out of my mouth (as they say), TLI. Thanks.
Who programs into the system as to what a protential criminal is or looks like?
Thought police. Sounds like you would have to prove your innocence if you were actually charged with something.
“What’s more, while the DHS says that it has no plans to actually deploy the system in public just yet”
“I love you”
“I won’t @#$ in your mouth”
“I will respect you in the morning”
Highly trained experts; mal-intent specialists.
What happens when it starts identifying ATF agents?
Wow this can’t go bad!
I can do it already. All I need to know is the identity of the Food Stamp President’s next appointee. Guaranteed 100% accuracy.
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