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Friday, June 8, 2012
Pre Crime Surveilance Technology
This is the next natural step in the development and roll out of
surveillance technology. Statistical methods are used to crunch
data in real time to identify and sort anomalous behavior while also
identifying the signature of crime preparation. The same can be done
with a lucky eyeball, but this simply does it better.
We are entering the age of full surveillance in public common areas.
Since we already have facial identification software as well as DNA
labelling, all ingredients are in place to create an environment in
which crime become extremely difficult.
Sooner or later, we will collect the DNA of every person as a matter
of routine. The data is too valuable for other reasons.
The main thing though is to establish public areas in which full
surveillance is in place and high public confidence in the technology
can be created.
San Francisco To
Get Pre-Crime Surveillance Cameras
authorities to “suspicious behavior” before crime is committed
Hundreds of pre-crime
surveillance cameras are to be installed in San Francisco’s subway
system that will analyze “suspicious behavior” and alert guards
to potential criminal or terrorist activity – before any crime has
Labs said it has installed the cameras at tourist attractions,
government buildings and military bases in the U.S. In its latest
project BRS Labs is to install its devices on the transport system in
San Francisco, which includes buses, trams and subways,” reports
the Daily Mail.
The cameras are
programmed with a list of behaviors considered “normal”. Anything
that deviates from usual activity is classified as suspicious and
guards are immediately alerted via text message or a phone call.
Equipped with the
ability to track up to 150 suspects at a time, the cameras build up a
“memory” of suspicious behavior to determine what constitutes
potential criminal activity.
A total of 288 cameras
will be installed across 12 transport hubs.
increasingly turning to pre-crime methods of surveillance in order to
reduce the need for human intelligence and eliminate the requirement
for camera footage to be watched by employees in real time.
The technology is
inextricably linked with the 2002 science fiction film Minority
Report starring Tom Cruise, based on the short story by Philip K.
Dick. The movie depicts a ruthless police state that employs psychics
called “precogs” to apprehend criminals before crimes occur.
agencies in Washington D.C. are already using a software database
developed by the University of Pennsylvania that they claim can
predict when crimes will be committed and who will commit them,
before they actually happen.
The technology sifts
through a database of thousands of crimes and uses algorithms and
different variables, such as geographical location, criminal records
and ages of previous offenders, to come up with predictions of where,
when, and how a crime could possibly be committed and by who.
The program operates
without any direct evidence that a crime will be committed, it simply
takes datasets and computes possibilities.
Other forms of
pre-crime technology in use or under development include neurological
brain scanners that can read people’s intentions before they act,
thus detecting whether or not a person has “hostile intent”.
is also being rolled out in airports and other public venues in order
to identify suspect travelers and single them out for interrogations.
This face-scanning system “successfully discriminates between truth
and lies in about two-thirds of cases,” which equates to little
more accuracy than chance alone, making it even less reliable than
the notorious polygraph test, which has been widely discredited and
is habitually inaccurate.
As we have previously
documented, the Department of Homeland Security’s FAST program is
based around similar technology that professes to detect “malintent”
by means of pre-crime interrogations and physiological scans.
A promotional video
for the program shows individuals who attend “security events”
being led into trailers before they are interrogated as to whether
they are terrorists while lie detector-style computer programs
analyze their physiological responses. The subjects are asked about
their whereabouts, and if they are attempting to smuggle bombs or
recording devices into the “expo,” proving that the technology is
intended to be used at public events and not just airports.
Individuals who do not satisfy the first lie detector-style test are
then asked “additional questions”.
cameras become more sophisticated, the temptation to use pre-crime
technology is likely to intersect with the rollout of so-called
“smart” street lighting systems that double as “homeland
security” spying hubs.
As we have documented,
talking surveillance cameras that bark orders at passers-by and can
also record conversations are heading for U.S. streets, with the
government-backed introduction of the ‘Intellistreets’ system.
Paul Joseph Watson is
the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of
Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The
Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.