Homeland Security "Minority Report" Technology Identifies Criminals by Intent

More creeping Big Brotherism….
Minority Report is a 2002 futuristic sci-fi movie directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise. The movie is set in the year 2054, when government claims it can predict a crime before it happens. A specialized police department, “PreCrime”, apprehends criminals before they’ve actually committed the crime, based on foreknowledge provided by three psychics called “precogs”.
That is no longer the realm of science fiction. 2054 is here.
The Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security has developed what it claims to be a crime-predictive technology with the Orwellian name of Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST).

PressTV reports on May 31, 2011, “Big sis pre-crime system to scan Americans for ‘Malintent'”:

Chilling technology straight out of Minority Report that would subject Americans to  pre-crime interrogations and physiological scans to detect “malintent” at sports stadiums, malls, airports and other public places has moved closer to being  implemented after Homeland Security’s FAST program passed its first round of testing.

Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST), a U.S. Department of Homeland Security  (DHS) program designed to spot people who are intending to commit a terrorist act, has in the past few months completed its first round of field tests at an  undisclosed location in the northeast,” reports Nature.

The  system works by using a computer program that studies physiological indicators of a person, such as heart rate and the steadiness of a person’s gaze, and then uses the data to make a judgment on whether that individual has “malintent”.

Of  course, the mere sight of TSA goons conducting grope-downs, radiation-firing body scanners, iris-scanning devices and the routine stresses of travel are all likely to raise heart rates and cause anxiousness in people, so the program will undoubtedly snag innocent travelers. The well-trained, cool and composed  terrorist will slip right through, rendering the entire exercise obsolete.  infowars.com

Here’s Homeland Security’s video on FAST:
Today, our government says this nifty FAST technology will be used only to spot “terrorists” — the catchall boogeyman. But who’s to say that tomorrow the technology won’t be used against ordinary citizens?
The Constitution’s Bill of Rights be damned. Welcome to 2054 Nineteen Eighty-four, comrades!

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Jackie Paulson Author
9 years ago

I am a Security agent and I like to share this news. What is bad for some is good for others. Terrorists are a real thing in America.

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9 years ago

So, if this FAST system detects some physiological sign in an individual, what happens to that person? Are they detained and arrested based on the fact that a sensor has identified them as a possible threat?

9 years ago

Lucifer must be having one huge party with this news. Your chances of being killed by a terrorist are less than being struck by lightning. Significantly. That old concept of completion of an act, which requires more than intent, is apparently now out the window. It has likely gone to the graveyard of Habeas Corpus and Warrants for Searches based upon probable cause, not a sniggling suspicion, with nothing more. It makes me weep. Which could get me in trouble. What are we to do? Probably the best advice is to start off by not thinking any hateful thoughts about… Read more »

9 years ago

Man, this is scary stuff.
Couldn’t we save all this money and just profile the old fashioned way? Unbelievable…

9 years ago

We have utterly and totally lost control of our own government.
-And we have no one to blame but ourselves.