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Big Data War by Patrick H. Park

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CHAPTER 9

Predict Human Unconsciousness

“I’m placing you under arrest for the ‘future murder’ that was to take place today at 8:04.”

This is a scene from Minority Report, a Hollywood movie set in Washington, DC in the United States in 2054 that portrays the future of crime prediction. Stating this, the agents of the US Police Preventive Investigative Bureau arrest a husband who is watching the scene of his wife’s affair for “future murder charge.” The arrest is based on the prediction made by three Precogs that the husband would kill his wife and her lover. Placing the man who has not committed a crime under arrest without hesitation is possible because of the belief that the Precogs’ prediction is correct “100 percent.”

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