I've long stood that, despite its implausible premise of using psychic powers to predict murders, Minority Report has some of the most realistic futurism ever presented in a movie. Well it turns out I may have to soon amend that stance. Oh, things like the person-specific ads, the retinal scanners, the eInk displays and the touch free GUIs are all still great bits of fully-realized futurism, but it turns out I may have been wrong about the feasibility of predicting future crimes.

Richard Berk, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has just been awarded a new grant to build and expand a computer model that can be used to predict whether or not a potential parolee is likely to kill again upon release.
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