The Minority Report Technology is HERE
14 years ago, the Tom Cruise starring move, The Minority Report caught the attention of the world as to the future of technology and also the scary part of it. And in 2016 it seems the reel life is turning into real life. Intelligence agencies in the US are now claiming they can predict crime or unrest many days before it actually happens.
And this is being made possible using technologies such as cloud computing, deep learning and big data analytics that are now being employed by the CIA to predict social unrest.
The term that is being used for this kind of predictive technology is “anticipatory intelligence” and what it does is leverage a combination of artificial intelligence and analytics to predict just about any event that is bound to happen across the globe. Be it hacking or a terror attack. Just as in the movie – Minority Report, CIA field agents can now be equipped with real time data, that taps into the “anticipatory intelligence” network and be able to act on it.
The US generally does not disclose the actual technology until it is far ahead of the rest of the world and that begs the question if there is more to it than meets the eye. For example, recently there has been a slew of arrests of hackers across the world from almost every group. Imagine if hackers hack this technology what would happen! Maybe the CIA can prevent that from happening as well.