DO NOT TRY TO DECEIVE THE SUPERCOMPUTER, CITIZEN!

“Feeding a supercomputer with news stories could help predict major world events, according to US research. A study, based on millions of articles, charted deteriorating national sentiment ahead of the recent revolutions in Libya and Egypt… The system also picked up early clues about Osama Bin Laden’s location….Data was fed into an SGI Altix supercomputer, known as Nautilus…The machine’s 1024 Intel Nehalem cores have a total processing power of 8.2 teraflops” - BBC article HERE.

It’s like every old science fiction cliche is coming true. “Yes, Mr President, this computer can predict social patterns with exactitude…It says send police to Times Square tomorrow between two and three to arrest a probable bomber…”

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