From big data to big brother: welcome to an imminent future, where computers can predict crimes before they have been committed.
It looks like dark and dystopian science fiction, but it is already reality. With the right amount of data and algorithms, you can predict crimes before they are committed. At least in theory. Pre-Crime is a documentary thriller from a future we’re already living in, where surveillance and big data promise a world without crime. But what if the algorithms are wrong? Meet both the computer experts and those who are suspected even before they have done anything wrong, in a thought-provoking film that turns notions of guilt and innocence upside down. And which asks the right questions before it’s too late. When cities such as Chicago, Berlin and London are reduced to gigantic networks of data, when our communications and smallest movements are constantly being mapped, are we suddenly guilty until the opposite has been proven? And has Minority Report become a reality?