Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Minority Report
by Philip K. Dick

"The precogs sat in darkness and explored chill hinterlands of future crime. How infallible was their frightening gift of prophecy?"

Excellent short story by Dick; hold on tight, the plot is sometimes hard to follow. This story served as the basis for the Spielberg film of the same name. Recommended.

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Precrime Computer (Minus Precogs) Predicts Robbery
   Police in Yonkers use a computer to predict a robbery - and it worked.

'Precrime' Database For London Homicide Prevention Unit
   London's Metropolitan Precrime ... I mean, Police Homicide Prevention Unit are looking for people who will one day commit crimes.

LED Incapacitator And The Minority Report Game
   A bit of reader help on this one, if possible.

Future Attribute Screening Technologies Precrime Detector
   You'd better be thinking nice thoughts the next time you go anywhere that DHS has a portable precrime detector handy - the FAST M2.

Precrime CCTV Cameras Now In Britain
   Portsmouth now sports a CCTV camera system that can detect crimes before they happen - sometimes.

'Precrime' Parole System In Philadelphia
   A machine learning system in Philly tries, with considerable success, to predict which inmates should be paroled.

And DARPA Shall SMITE The Wicked
   Predicting future crime is always a bit tricky - especially when you plan to do it without the usual three precogs.

Look Forward: IRS 'Pre-Audit' Would Predict Tax Cheating
   'All day long the idiots babbled, imprisoned in their special high-backed chairs.' No, wait.

IJOP Integrated Joint Operations Platform China's Minority Report?
   'All day long the idiots babbled, imprisoned in their special high-backed chairs...'

PredPol Crime-Prediction A Hit In L.A.
   'All day long the idiots babbled...'

PredPol Predicting Crime As It Happens
   'All day long the idiots babbled...'- Philip K. Dick, 1956.

Google Offers Future Prediction In The Cloud
   'Beyond the machinery sat the three precogs, almost lost to view in the maze of wiring...'- Philip K. Dick, 1956.

Police Use Predictive Maps ala 'Minority Report' Routinely
   '...the data-receptors, and the computing mechanisms that studied and restructured the incoming material.' - Philip K. Dick, 1956.

UK Police AI To Stop Criminals Before They Strike
   '... the computing mechanisms that studied and restructured the incoming material.' - Philip K. Dick, 1956.

BrainNet Triple Telepathic Gaming Threat
   'In the gloomy half-darkness the three idiots sat babbling.' Philip K Dick, 1956.

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