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'How often... the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork.'- George Orwell, 1948. (Read the complete story)

"This graphic shows the ability of the system to distinguish human actions, in this case, dragging a (suspicious?) sack.

(Human activity forecasting)

(Bill Christensen 11/4/2012 8:39:26 AM)

"I should also mention the Robot Tracking Devices used by the Vulcan 3 computer in Philip K. Dick's 1960 novel Vulcan's Hammer, which described not only automated computer surveillance, but a computer that designed and operated its own surveillance devices."
(Bill Christensen 11/4/2012 8:45:15 AM)
""Eagle Eye" the movie where 1 computer controls all the surveillance AND makes the decisions."
(Peter Jacobs 11/4/2012 2:43:04 PM)
"Good example. In looking up the film reference, I found out that Steven Spielberg (upon whose idea the film was based) was inspired by an Isaac Asimov short story 'All the Troubles of the World'. It's one of the stories that center around Multivac, written in the late 1950's. More references follow!"
(Bill Christensen 11/4/2012 4:09:15 PM)
"Not exactly related, but do you know the movie "Colossus: the Forbin project"?"
(Yossi Preminger 11/5/2012 4:37:33 PM)
"I'm not sure why, but I've never seen it. Conveniently, it's on YouTube. Here's the first installment.

(Bill Christensen 11/6/2012 5:44:21 AM)
"Thanks to Youtube, I've just finished watching Colossus. Excellent film; you're right, it focuses on the issues of AI computer-controlled surveillance at both a mass scale and at a highly personal level as well."
(Bill Christensen 11/6/2012 9:18:31 AM)

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