"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Apr 16, 2010

Why Surfing The Intertubes Can Lead...

...to bouts of depression, especially when wondering about the world into which you brought children:

"...the Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice will use analysis software to predict crime by young delinquents, putting potential offenders under specific prevention and education programs. Goodbye, human rights!

They will use this software on juvenile delinquents, using a series of variables to determine the potential for these people to commit another crime. Depending on this probability, they will put them under specific re-education programs. Deepak Advani—vice president of predictive analytics at IBM—says the system gives 'reliable projections' so governments can take 'action in real time' to 'prevent criminal activities?'..."

http://gizmodo.com/5517231/crime-prediction-software-is-here-and-its-a-very-bad-idea?skyline=true&s=i

5 comments:

fwoan said...

Sounds like precrime in Minority Report.

michael~ said...

je-sus!

Next they will start embryo scans to determine who will not pay taxes.

I say we get the touches and burn the entire muthafukker down..

Now where is my iphone...pft.

m-

PS- Great bloggage!!! A seriously independant thinker...

And i will forgive you for not already reading (subscribing) to my blog. Seriously, I forgive you.

Andromeda said...

Oh, Florida, why are you so backwards? You are my home state; why must you have such a fascist streak? :-(

Jack Crow said...

It hurts my brain, to think about this at anything but surface depth.

Ethan said...

I don't know why they're bothering when they could just look at skin tone. It seems to work real well for them now.