Imagine sitting in your office chair, furiously typing away at a risk assessment document shortly after relieving yourself at the restroom. You have to get the document submitted to upper management within the hour — you had already suffered through a tough phone call earlier, with both voices and stress levels raised.
Just in the nick of time, you attach the critical file to your outgoing email, and hit the “send” button. The phone rings. You expect one of the executives to voice their approval. Instead, you are summoned to the human resources department. Upon entering the cold, dark corridor of their domain, you realize soon that this is no coronation. Instead, you’ve just been terminated for an infraction which you never committed.
If this sounds like a scene from the movie “Minority Report,” you wouldn’t be that off the mark. The only problem? This is very much real life. Welcome to the world of Behavox!
Behavox is an ultra-high tech risk assessment company that measures the probability that an employee — most likely those working in big banks or other powerful institutions — will go rogue, costing an employer millions in litigation expenses. Big banks with their vast power structures and enormous financial leverage are especially at risk.
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, after “paying fines of more than $200 billion in the past eight years for a catalog of failings — money laundering, market manipulation, terrorist financing — banks are looking to improved trader surveillance to keep them out of regulators’ crosshairs.”
While marketed as a preventive measure designed to safeguard our nation’s financial resources, this is nothing more than the proliferation of the globalist agenda as it pertains to government control. “Big Brother” mandates, such as closed-circuit television networks, constantly monitor people’s behaviors in several European cities. To our neighbors across the Atlantic, Big Brother government control is a way of life.
We Americans, in contrast, have a thing or two against the globalist agenda. Those that are not necessarily privy to the intricacies behind conspiratorial government control protocols are nevertheless sensitive to foreign encroachment upon our way of life.
And this Minority Report mandate is an example where truth is stranger than fiction — primarily because institutions like big banks are getting their ideas from fictional works! Indeed, the phrase Big Brother came from a novel; today, government control is becoming an accepted reality.
While we can applaud big banks for attempting to do something about fraudulent or other harmful actions, imposing a Minority Report mechanism ala Behavox is not the answer. This only serves to criminalize thought. More worryingly, such systems and “probability intelligence” algorithms punish those workers who have yet to commit an infraction.