I often find it hard to covey why it is I go ballistic (maybe I shouldn’t use the word ballistic….) over all of the data gathering and info sharing being done by the government. (Oops! Ballistic and government in the same sentence, “The Mind Machine” will surely find that interesting.)
Your word for the day is “Predictive Analytics”
This article dated Sept 26, 2010 tells us about The Mind Machine. Essentially it plows through huge volumes of data such as phone calls, emails and social networks. The computer system, we are told, can actually detect “resentment” and “obsessiveness” towards the government by various means such as analyzing a person’s “voice biometrics” and the content of their messages.
Then, the Magical Mind Machine will dispatch law enforcement to spy on you.
“. . .once the individual has been identified, the information can be passed along to authorities so surveillance can begin”