Computerized ‘Predictive Policing’

SDO ready to be placed on Atlas rocket for launch.

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“The only way for us to continue to have crime reduction is to start anticipating where crime is going to occur.”

‘The idea: Although no one can foresee individual crimes, it is possible to forecast patterns of where and when homes are likely to be burgled or cars stolen by analyzing truckloads of past crime reports and other data with sophisticated computer algorithms…’


Predicting the Future through Social Mood

There’s a hidden connection between financial markets and social mood. Even if you’re not interested in investing, understanding these connections can help you predict where society and the economy are headed.

One of the most consistently  useful analytical tools for uncovering this connection is the Elliott Wave Theory developed in the 1930s. Its ability to predict the future has been nothing short of uncanny.

Comet-Sun Impact On Video

‘On the evening of Tuesday, July 5, a comet flew into the sun. Such comets are not unusual, and they’re called “sungrazers” since they come so close to the star that it is believed they evaporate and disappear. However, no one has actually seen the end of that journey, since the comets are best seen in cameras from SOHO (SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory) that block out the bright disk of the sun itself.

‘But this was different. For the first time ever, SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) captured a 20-minute movie of the comet streaking directly in front of the sun. It’s not immediately obvious, but if you watch the movie closely, you’ll see a line of light appear in the right and move across to the left.

‘At its most basic, the movie has scientists excited since it’s a “first,” but additional analysis of the data may hold more clues about the fate of the comet. Most likely, given the intense heat and radiation, the comet simply evaporated away completely…’


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4 Responses to Computerized ‘Predictive Policing’

  1. David Spira says:

    “The only way for us to continue to have crime reduction is to start anticipating where crime is going to occur.”

    That is deeply incorrect. We can also decriminalize acts that aren’t truly a public menace. Every time we make something illegal, we create a new group of criminals. Sometimes we should do it, sometimes we shouldn’t.


  2. pochp says:

    This isn’t a joke Amy. I haven’t seen the video yet!


  3. souldipper says:

    First time I could look at the sun!


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