13. Crime Prevention Identifier
- Chances We’ll See It: High
A movie by the name of The Minority Report informs us of a futuristic world where crime is nearly impossible due to policing that prevents anything from occurring. Essentially, the software used in the film is made to accurately predict when a person is going to commit a crime. They run it through simulations and find if the crime is possible or likely.
Yet the software does not consider context nor hiccups in its programming. Therefore, people are being arrested for a crime that they have not committed. Is something like this possible? Sadly, we already have predictive software in use now. The type you see from Minority Report is several years away but it’s already in development. Thus, it may be used one day.