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user-inactivated  ·  1370 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Thoughtcrime comes to Fresno

Much like banning porn, this tech is not the goal, but the means. Once they can ban porn the next logical course of action is banning the people we don't like. The tech is exactly the same; banning porn or gay media or conservative talk is the same thing from a technology point of view.

    A thoughtcrime is the act of thinking of committing a crime.

Once you get stuff like this working, the next logical step is to act before the thought becomes physical. You don't want to be soft on crime now, do you Mr. Elected Official?

Questions for further observation and research deal with processing the subtle differences between structured and noisy data, weighted social media input layers, and time-series analysis.

PDF of a study on if this can be done. Some neat stuff in there, including how to deal with the firehose of offal you get from shoveling all the social media shit they are trying to gather.

Another paper with an abstract that makes me want to read the paper

You have curtains on your windows not necessarily because you are doing something wrong, but because having a private space is needed for human mental health.




Existentialist  ·  1369 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Don't worry, man. As excited as I am for the future of technology, I am concerned with its implications and potential for misuse.