Originally Posted by 73shark
Liked the show. But it's a scary thought when you stop and think that this is probably what's happening as far as the data analysis goes after 9/11.
Yes, the final shots, rows of supercomputers, presumably NSA's, digesting worldwide data, might be hard to comprehend application-wise. Suspect they'll keep the data analysis techniques, gleaned through the back-door code left by the system's creator, vague. Recall some similar fictional vagueness during ABC's "Lost" when they hinted how the island could be moved by slipping in the term, "Casimir effect,"
implying a fictional zero-point (or dark) energy application.
Mused about the court room trick with the recorder, too. But then, with all the electronic gadgetry in use, and noticing the lead "007" character was in the court, suppose you could reason he pressed a Blue-tooth remote that switched in his miniature digitally stored recording planted earlier within the machine. With a multi-parter they would have had time to slip in a sequence for a break-in and installing the hardware. Agree the shoot-'em-up leg-wounding scene seemed a bit much. But then recalled some of the trick-shooter documentaries on Discovery, etc., where experts rattle off pistol shots--and hit targets--so quickly it sounds like a machine gun. Maybe a good time to have shot the scene for slow motion delivery. Didn't notice the lead character searched a location without gloves. But then given the expertise they're trying to project, viewers might assume he routinely wouldn't touch anything that would leave a print--or wiped it before leaving. Social-security number coding? Assumed here there's tons of data in the background for each and that's just a label for each name. -- John