The Police Are Using Minority Report Technology to Fight Bad Guys

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It's not all the way sophisticated like the precogs of Minority Report but the San Francisco Police Department have left their no Internet having, no email using days behind them and upgraded to a much more sophisticated system that'll help 'em nab more criminals.


Buzzfeed FWD took a look at the police app that SFPD will be using which allows the officers to upload images, scan license plates, dictate notes, capture interviews, pin location points and do all of it in real time. The database is constantly updated so that police officers can work together in predicting where the criminals will end up next. It's fighting crime with data. Or as the SFPD put it, using the "bat computer".

Hell, once the SFPD starts using the police car of the future and integrates facial recognition software to their current app, bad guys should really start thinking about being good. It's hard to beat sci fi tech. Check out the whole report at BuzzFeed FWD. [Buzzfeed]


Casey Chan

What sort of sci-fi technology are you most scared/fearful/worried about the authorities/police/big brother getting their hands on in the future? Sure, it's great in theory to keep the peace but... you know...