[h/t to Drang]
Somewhere in the Northeast US, our Glorious Leaders have just completed a test of a pre-crime detection system:
Like a lie detector, [Future Attribute Screening Technology] measures a variety of physiological indicators, ranging from heart rate to the steadiness of a person's gaze, to judge a subject's state of mind. But there are major differences from the polygraph. FAST relies on non-contact sensors, so it can measure indicators as someone walks through a corridor at an airport, and it does not depend on active questioning of the subject.
Maybe it's this aggravating stomach bug talking, but every once in a while it seems like a catastrophic collapse into a new technological dark age may be the best possibility left for humanity.