In this May 19, 2021 article for the Rutherford Institute, John Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead look at the implications of creating a “precrime” crime prevention agency through data mining and artificial intelligence.
Using “automated eyes and ears, a growing arsenal of high-tech software, hardware, and techniques, government propaganda urging Americans to turn into spies and snitches”, it would be so easy for the government to identify potential enemies of the state. Dissident behavior can be criminally penalized, and the government will have full control over the population.
Editor’s Note: The extreme power given to governments at the pre-text of a health emergency has allowed the rollout of technologies that were previously unacceptable.
Now, at the pretext of domestic terrorism, anyone who disagrees with the government can be arrested and penalized. Remember how some mainstream media outfits were starting to label vaccine-hesitant groups as “domestic terrorists”? [Read Washington Post calls antivaxxers domestic terrorists].
Who’s to say that we will be able to retain our freedom of speech and expression if the plan for “precrime” crime prevention agency pushes through?
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