If you’ve ever seen an interview with a doctor or scientist, they always prance out their white coats because it makes what they’re saying more believable. Now, if you add blinking lights in the background, you’ve taken it to the next level. Experts love technology.
One of the cool things about advanced technology is that, if sufficiently advanced, it is indistinguishable from magic.
For example, who would have thought that a machine could ever read our mind? Neurologists now claim they can “read your mind” by utilizing various technologies, even off the shelf EEG monitors to read electrical patterns given off by the brain (redundant, slightly). When these machines get up to speed, they will help stroke victims who have lost their voice to speak once again.
As smart as neurologists think they are, Silicon Valley may have beaten them to the punch. Google can “read our minds” better than the neurologists and their gizmos. Google knows what I’m going to type before I type it. Heck, Amazon knows what I’m going to order before I order it and I’ve heard that they’ll shift inventory of certain items to a closer warehouse in anticipation of my order. Even scarier yet, some retail stores have hit young ladies with coupons for maternity clothes before they (and their very upset parents) realize they’re pregnant because their purchases fit a purchase pattern of other pregnant folks.
Cops can also predict behavior. Much like the timing of a maternity coupon before the woman knows she’s pregnant, cops can sense when things are about to go down. And, that’s how we arrived at our case for today.
At around 3:00 a.m. a Polk County officer was parked at a church when he noticed noise coming from a nearby (closed) Walgreens. The officer sneaks up on the back door of the Walgreens and calls for backup as he sees two men using a yellow crowbar to pry open the back emergency door of the Walgreens. These guys must have sensed trouble so they ran away and were quickly picked up by a black Mustang. The officer calls in a description of the car, and a few moments later the black Mustang was pulled over down the street. Sanchez v. State 2019 Fla. App. LEXIS 6756 (Fla 2d DCA 2019) Continue Reading