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The technology that is portrayed in the Minority report isfuturistic. It is clearly evident from the movie that the technologyto determine potential criminals before they actually commit thecrime is both essential and captivating (Cornea 28). Whereas thisform of technology may seem futuristic and as a fantasy, it criticalto note that this technology can be extremely effective in dealingwith insecurity. Although privacy is a fundamental right for everyAmerican citizen, it is imperative to note that the same should notbe an impediment to the provision of security. The technology thatcan be able to detect criminal activities before they happen andarrest the criminals should be applied and implemented regardless ofthe privacy concerns. Furthermore, it has been cited that thetechnology will ensure that the personal information that it storesremains anonymous and can only be released publicly once a person isidentified as having the plans to commit a crime such as murder(Schneider 82). In light of the recent college and primary school gunshootings, such a technology would be extremely effective ineliminating such deaths of innocent people. Theft and burglary wouldalso be significantly reduced.
The presence of such a technology in the American soil would beimmediately applied for security reasons. In this wake of terrorismand criminal activities, the American government would adopt thetechnology, which would enable the law enforcement officers to avertcrime before it actually happens. Considering that the Americangovernment uses the technology of the mobile phone to combat crime,it is evident that a technology that would prevent crime a 100%accuracy would be a huge welcome (Hoberman 152). The adoption of sucha technology for combating crime in the United States would be basedon the fact the technology is error free and there is no possibilitythat a criminal is arrested by mistake. The technology is alsosensitive to the privacy of the American citizens. The description ofthe technology in the movie indicate that the information in regardto the citizens is confidential and appears as anonymous. However,the information of an individual is only manifest when he or she isaccused of planning to commit a crime. As the movie indicates, eventhe law enforcement officers who might be having plans to commit acrime such as murder are also subject to the technology (Morris 102).This is indicated in the movie, where the leader of precrime policeunit is charged of plotting to commit a murder in 36 hours’ time.This is an indication that the technology would be universal and itcould not spare anybody.
This technology would also be used for security due to the hugecosts that it would be saving. It is evident that the technologywould save numerous lives, as well as destruction of property whencriminal activities are averted. These would be besides the numerouslegal costs that would accompany cases related to the crimes. It isalso evident that the technology would deter criminals from planningor contemplating to participate in criminal activities. However, sucha technology would face immense resistance from the public due toprivacy issues. Equally, people would protest against the idea ofbeing incarcerated without having done actual wrong.
The person I decided to approach and who accepted or allowed me toaccess his online history was my older brother. It is clear that ifone would access what another person does when on the internet, onewould be able to tell, albeit partly, the lifestyle of such a person.It is critical to note that I go immense assistance from my olderbrother, while analyzing his lifestyle through his search enginehistory. It was evident from the onset that he spends considerabletime on the internet while surfing on the social media networks suchas Facebook and Twitter. This was a clear indication that he valuedsocial life and interaction. It was also clear that he frequentlysearched the components of balanced diet. According to him, he valuesquality and balanced food and that was the reason he frequentlysearched the internet to ensure he takes only balanced diet. However,he was quick to point out to me that he searched for the cheap andaffordable balanced diets due to his financial constraints.
As my older brother, I had the knowledge that he was not married.Interesting though was the fact that his search history included whatthe qualities of a good wife are. To a stranger, this would be astraight answer or conclusion that he leads a bachelor form of life.It would also be apparent that he lives as a single man and is notengaged to any woman. As we continued to analyze my brother’ssearch engine history, it became increasingly evident that he wasunemployed despite having completed college education. This wasindication by the numerous employment companies that he had beensearching on the search engines. The amount spent on the internet wasalso an indication that he has sufficient time since he is notworking. However, it is vital to point that it was him who opened upabout his lack of employment.
The internet search engine history of every American can be used todetermine the style of life that one lives. For instance, peoplewhose search engine histories indicate that they have been searchingwhere to get drugs, might be argued to be drug traffickers oraddicts. Equally, people whose search engine history details indicatehis search for places to buy weapons, will suggest that such a personleads a lifestyle of crime. In the case of my brother, it wasapparent that he was a stout Christian. His search engine historyindicated that he searched on matters related to Christianityfrequently. The fact that he frequently searched for employmentopportunities indicated that he led a lifestyle of struggle andtrying to make ends meet. He has no stable source of income, and hewas just but a statistic of the numerous youths who are unemployed inthe United States. It was extremely clear that by the use of aperson’s search engine history, one would be able to figure out thelifestyle of that individual. The online search can be used as a toolof combating crime where individuals can be questioned depending onwhat they search on the internet.
From the above report on the lifestyle that my brother has, it canbe deduced that it was all known through what he had been searchingon the internet over a period of three months. It is a clearindication that a person uses the internet depending on his or herneeds, which in turn reflects their lifestyles.
Cornea, Christine. Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy andReality. London, Rutgers University Press. 2007. Print
Schneider, Susan. Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travelto Superintelligence. Chichester, U.K: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.Print.
Morris, Nigel. The Cinema of Steven Spielberg: Empire of Light.New York, Wallflower Press. 2007. Print
Hoberman, J. Film After Film: Or, What Became of 21st-CenturyCinema? Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 2012. Print.