The Minority Report takes one step closer to becoming reality.
The power of predictive algorithms is something society is going to have to come to terms with soon. Sure, right now the software is used to guide officers to “hot” areas based on a collection of recent variables. But what if we start using people as variables based on their racial or religious profile also? That doesn’t seem like much of a stretch to me.
In an age where there may be as many as 30,000 drones in the sky by 2020 according to the Department of Homeland Security, and in a world in which robots literally the size of mosquitos, which also fly like mosquitos, can be mounted with cameras, where do we draw the line? Do we draw the line. Can it be drawn?
And just to freak you out a bit more, check out the quad-copter video below.