FAST: THE DHS’ NEW PRE-CRIME SPYING TECHNOLOGY
AUGUST 9, 2013
Should the government be trying to figure out if we are going to commit a crime in advance? That sounds like something out of a Tom Cruise movie, but the truth is that “pre-crime” technologies such as were portrayed in Minority Report are being aggressively developed, and some have actually already been deployed. We live at a time when technology is advancing at an exponential rate, and it can be really hard to keep up with how rapidly our world is changing. In the future, authorities may not only be able to use pre-crime technology to read our minds, they might also be able to use technology to directly control our minds as well. Yes, I know that sounds science fiction, but after you learn of some cutting edge research that has been taking place at Harvard Medical School and the DHS’ new Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) program, you might not think that such a notion seems so bizarre.
So try not to act suspiciously – someone at the DHS may be watching.