Tea Leaf

June 29th, 2006

A nine-month-old baby is the youngest person to be identified as a future delinquent using new technology aimed at predicting risk, a Community Care conference heard last week.

Dr Eileen Munro, reader in social policy at London School of Economics, warned that rapidly developing IT could become a monster rather than a useful tool.

Do we see a potential future here?
Once the state has marked an individual as a potential (inherent) trouble-maker that person will be spending the rest of their life on the defensive trying to prove themselves against a databased assumption of their guilt.

And all that follows…

One Response to “Tea Leaf”

  1. meaumeau Says:

    This post got linked to by this blog which has links to a few other blogs interested in keeping children and databsases separate.

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