If we believe the various panic groups, the world is a
dangerous place to be in, and we need better protection.
So dangerous, are these criminals that a system has been
devised to catch criminals BEFORE they've actually
committed any kind of criminal activity. Well, they now
have. Welcome to the dawning of the age of thought crime.
This brand new computer system according to it's creators Steve Maybank at the
University of Reading and David Hogg at the University of Leeds can "identify"
car thieves, vandals, people contemplating suicide, shoplifters, muggers, and
terrorists to name a few. Frankly, such technology is not only frightening,
but obviously takes us one step closer to totalitarianism. Hitler would have
loved this stuff!
I just hope that for the holidays, someone gives these guys copies of George
Orwell's 1984. It'll make for good reading as the drag us down their slippery
slope of good intentions into hell.