Are we sleep-walking into a real Minority Report?

In the 2002 movie Minority Report, a complex algorithm and omnipresent means of observation combine to predict who will commit a crime, just in time to catch the perpetrator (not yet) red handed, thus preventing the felony from happening.

While the technology introduced in the movie remains (to the best of our knowledge) a dystopian spectacle of the future, big data analysis has been capable of astonishing inferences for several years now.

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