Professor Richard Berk at the University of Pennsylvania has developed pre-crime software that’s reportedly capable of detecting “when crimes will be committed and who will commit them, before they actually happen.” Video after the break. Here’s a brief summary of how it works:

The technology sifts through a database of thousands of crimes and uses algorithms and different variables, such as geographical location, criminal records and ages of previous offenders, to come up with predictions of where, when, and how a crime could possibly be committed and by who.

[via PP]