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PREDICTIVE ALGORITHMS AND LEGAL PROCESS…AND (HE SAID UNDER HIS ...

Mr. S.D. sent this fascinating article, and like yesterday's article about the Theranos company and its new blood-testing technology, this one went straight to my finals pile. You'll see why once you read it:

Algorithm predicts US Supreme Court decisions 70% of time

The brave new world just took a significant step, and it's contained in this one sentence little statement:

“'If you have intelligence that’s reliable about how the court will decide the case, you can make a more informed litigation decision,' Blackman told the American Bar Association.

Ponder the implications of this capability for a moment, and ponder its implications as the technology improves. Imagine going to an attorney (or, for those in Great Britain, a solicitor), with a legal matter that one wishes to bring to litigation, a lawsuit, perhaps, and being told to fill out a questionnaire, which is run through such an algorithm. "We're sorry sir (or madam), but our program indicates you only have a 25% chance of success under the best of circumstances. However, if you wish to proceed, we know a number of attorneys that handle such cases, at a higher fee of course."

I have speculated about such predictive algorithms on this website before, and one only needs to imagine what sorts of predictive algorithms might have emerged from the world of high frequency trading, or, for that matter, within the electronic surveillance state. It is conceivable that within such a milieu, predictive algorithms might have already been developed not only to handle predictions of aggregate populations, but also of specialized  professional populations, like attorneys, judges, doctors, scientists, politicians, and so on. Crunch enough numbers and variable, and (here comes more high octane speculation) one might even have discovered the genuine principles behind astrology (assuming there are any, and keeping those carefully hidden of course). It is a technological capability that would be the ultimate insider trading mechanism, the ultimate social engineering tool, the ultimate "jury fixing" tool.

I suspect, therefore, that this article is but the tip of a very large algorithmic iceberg. If  the statements of the late Ben Rich, late head of the Lockheed Skunkworks, are any indicator - "we found an error in the equations and now we can take ET home" - then I suspect they may also have found many other things, including perhaps an algorithmic key to human behavior, and the stars.

See you on the flip side...

12 thoughts on “ PREDICTIVE ALGORITHMS AND LEGAL PROCESS…AND (HE SAID UNDER HIS ...”

  1. It’s a “what are they going to invent next” moment. If you can’t afford a lawyer, then you are doomed to spend the rest of your life in jail for not paying a parking fine. Whoever thinks this world isn’t crazy, then just look “up” at night and ponder how good this world “could” be without a bunch of jerks.
    I hope the breakaway civilization leaves this planet soon, because all of this technology coming down the pipe isn’t for the good of man.

  2. Arch Crawford the noted Astrologer / Economist, who’s claim to fame was picking market tops and bottoms. Once said, he met one of the Morgans.. Where on the library the ceiling (Morgan’s office) was emblazoned w/ this guy’s astro chart.. Where Morgan said, “Millionaires don’t have astrologers. Billionaires do..” I’m not a big fan of Astrology. A self actualized individual should be the center of their own universe. But, of late a few astro alignments, in my opinion, have had serious impacts both good and bad. The PTB are slavishly devoted to both numerology and astrology. They don’t scratch their posteriors w/o checking both.. Hence, an understanding of these “disciplines” are worthy of note. If for no other reason as to gain insight into nefarious PTB plots and plans..

    1. ” I’m not a big fan of Astrology. A self actualized individual should be the center of their own universe”..

      – In any birth-chart the birthplace of the individual is the center.. Astrology in no way denies your claim.

  3. State alchemist and astrologers anyone welcome to the world of Fulmental Alchemist fantasy is reality.

  4. Shao Yung’s system of I Ching numerology is worth looking at. Although this sage was born 1000 years ago it is relevant today. There is a little book by Da Liu explaining it for simple applications, and an “academic” book by A.D. Birdwhistell. Apparently there is no complete translation of Shao Yung’s classic text on these “hexagram algorithms”.

  5. The Rich reference reminds me of a question I’ve had for a while now in relation to the Space Program conference. Can anyone cite any evidence for the extreme technology that has supposedly been developed in black projects? There is a Strangelove aspect to this question. Strangelove says to the Soviet representative: What’s the point of building a doomsday weapon is you don’t tell anyone about it? So what is the point of developing black project wizardry if you don’t tell anyone you have it?

    1. I think the answer revolves around whether you accept the presence of non-terrestrial beings and, if they do exist, if their technology is superior or now equal to what humans are capable of copying/producing. The point of building the weapon is to show that humans, at least some of them, have adequately responded to what they deem a potential threat from “out there”. There is no longer any question about whether or not UFO’s exist. There is also evidence from first hand observers (hear Mark McCandlish presentation, SSP, that alone should answer your question regarding evidence) that terrestrial craft have been created. There is a great deal of speculation as to the percentages of human-created craft vs. non-terrestrial objects. It becomes clear to me, anyway, that these black projects are being created to deal with non-terrestrials. I believe that the breakaway civilization is just that: willing to break away should there finally be a need to get off planet.

      Just them. Not us.

      Disclosure.

      We don’t have to “tell” them… I believe they know everything we are doing.

  6. Robert Barricklow

    First off, when it comes to a supreme court decision: Corporations Win! The Bigger, more transnational, more “connected” – tips the scales. As far as algorithms go? They are used also in writing.
    Is this an algorithm?

    1. Algorhythyms without the corrective lenses is….unbelievable…..which is why probability and the bell curve destroy whenever it falls in the wrong wizards hands…..snake eyes

  7. johnycomelately

    The funny thing is with enough statistics the predictability becomes more accurate but the underlying mechanism maybe unknown, much like weather forecasting.

    The obvious implication being that as complexity increases it becomes more vulnerable and a black swan event may bring the whole house of cards down, a veritable Tower of Babel moment.

    That’s why there seems to be such an effort to distribute risk (Internet, 3d printing), to use a Rumsfeld, statistics can’t predict the unknown unknown.

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