Sunday, October 7, 2007

Minority Report is coming closer to reality

The more time that passes from the release of the film "Minority Report", the closer we are to seeing it come true. I know that Spielberg consulted with many futurists, and worked their prediction of what our future society was going to look like, into his film. From customized commercials that speak to individuals using very focused cones of sound, to trying to predict that someone will commit a murder or crime, it seems like these futurists hit the nail on the head.

Computer scientists along with behavioral scientists at the University of Buffalo are trying to create a system that will track your face, voice, body and other behaviors and come up with a numerical score of the chances of you trying to commit a terrorist act.

"The goal is to identify the perpetrator in a security setting before he or she has the chance to carry out the attack," said Venu Govindaraju, Ph.D., professor of computer science and engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences."

I am all for increasing security and saving lives, but where do we draw the line? This stuff is getting really creepy. There really is no privacy anymore.

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