Goodness gracious, My Black Cat! We’re not the only ones, who have taken a wrong turning from the NHS and are walking along a path political.
Ben Goldacre is at it too!
He’s moved on from homeopathy to something much more sinister.
“This week Sir David Omand, the former Whitehall security and intelligence co-ordinator, described how the state should analyse data about individuals in order to find terrorist suspects: travel information, tax, phone records, emails, and so on. “Finding out other people’s secrets is going to involve breaking everyday moral rules,” he said, because we’ll need to screen everyone to find the small number of suspects.”
No it’s not a path political Dr Goldacre has stumbled upon. It’s more a path statistical.
And why does the term “data-mining” make me chuckle so much, My Back Cat?
When it describes something so serious and intrusive?
And is probably closely connected with “Futures” that we mentioned earlier.
The futures concept that seems to have started off in the USA NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE COUNCIL
a red apple ……………………