Google & CIA invest in company, will predict your moves

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29 Jul 2010, 10:04 pm

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The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future.

The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents — both present and still-to-come. In a white paper, the company says its temporal analytics engine “goes beyond search” by “looking at the ‘invisible links’ between documents that talk about the same, or related, entities and events.”

The idea is to figure out for each incident who was involved, where it happened and when it might go down. Recorded Future then plots that chatter, showing online “momentum” for any given event.

“The cool thing is, you can actually predict the curve, in many cases,” says company CEO Christopher Ahlberg, a former Swedish Army Ranger with a PhD in computer science.

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29 Jul 2010, 10:20 pm

Why am I starting to get reminded of Minority Report...


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30 Jul 2010, 12:16 am

DemonAbyss10 wrote:
Why am I starting to get reminded of Minority Report...


True that. I wonder how big of a supercomputer they need to actually make an accurate calculation...


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30 Jul 2010, 1:06 am

Roxas_XIII wrote:
DemonAbyss10 wrote:
Why am I starting to get reminded of Minority Report...


True that. I wonder how big of a supercomputer they need to actually make an accurate calculation...

An accurate prediction is not possible, as the work of Lorenz demonstrated decades ago.


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30 Jul 2010, 3:17 am

Orwell wrote:
Roxas_XIII wrote:
DemonAbyss10 wrote:
Why am I starting to get reminded of Minority Report...


True that. I wonder how big of a supercomputer they need to actually make an accurate calculation...

An accurate prediction is not possible, as the work of Lorenz demonstrated decades ago.


Indeed. I'd guess it would work statistically and just enable the security agencies to focus their attention on more likely "suspects" than otherwise.

Somewhat Orwellian wouldn't you agree? :wink:

Big Brother truly is watching.


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30 Jul 2010, 6:02 am

TallyMan wrote:
Orwell wrote:
Roxas_XIII wrote:
DemonAbyss10 wrote:
Why am I starting to get reminded of Minority Report...


True that. I wonder how big of a supercomputer they need to actually make an accurate calculation...

An accurate prediction is not possible, as the work of Lorenz demonstrated decades ago.


Indeed. I'd guess it would work statistically and just enable the security agencies to focus their attention on more likely "suspects" than otherwise.

Somewhat Orwellian wouldn't you agree? :wink:

Big Brother truly is watching.


Yeah, orwelling to the point that id firebomb the building the Supercomps used for it are kept inside, purely to prevent the big brother scenario, but....

We already have the government scouring google earth photros for s**t, as well as the fact they can use your cellphone as a mic without even having to turn it on, or even needing permission.

We have already been heading in the direction of an orwellian Dystopia for decades.


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