Originally Posted by danc8379
I really like this show, but the one thing about the premise that drives me crazy is that with all the crime in NYC, the machine always spits out the number of one that is just about to happen. (wouldn't it occassionally give them a number for crime that might not happen for 6 months?) And last night the coincidence was too much to overlook--the machine spits out the name of the witness of a crime that the detective who is following Reese was investigating. What are the outrageous odds of that? How many crimes happen daily in NYC? And how many detectives aer there investigating those crimes? I know this isn't exactly supposed to be realistic, but it also isn't supposed to be science fiction. Like I said, I like the show....just my one little complaint.
Think of it this way, the machine monitors all communications, video, etc. etc. so it spit the number out because so much was going on with that person, including being actively followed, etc. I don't think the machine was designed to kick out something so far in the future. Its for something that the government needs to investigate. Something to far out they wouldn't have enough information. The closer it gets to the time, the more data that event will have and thus more likely to be spit out.
Sure its a stretch but I don't watch the show for reality, especially with a machine that can supposedly analyze every video and communication happening in the country.