DANGER: BRS Labs Goes Pre-Crime

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 03, 2012

Big Brother - A selling point, human rights violation or both? Controversial video analytic supplier BRS Labs is pushing forward with its most aggressive marketing ever, embracing the 'Pre-Crime' mantle of science fiction movies.

Here's the vision of Pre-Crime in the Minority Report movie:

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