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People On Twitter Are Imagining Science-Fiction-Style Crimes And It's Fascinating

Radio show Science Friday asked its fans to come up with #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025. Technology could make for some really weird criminals in the future.

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Radio show Science Friday posed an interesting question to its fans on Wednesday:

This week, we're going to be talking about how new tech could lead to new crimes. What do you think some #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025 could be?

Get ready to geek out reading some of these creative, hilarious, scary answers.

@scifri G-modded Parents Sued for Passing Patented Genome to Offspring #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025

@scifri 3D Printers Hacked, 100,000 Phalluses Manufactured at LA Factory #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025


For starters, what even is privacy?

.@scifri Court bans use of face recognition software to look up customer's credit information before saying 'Hello' #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025

After Legal Pressure, Google Will Limit Brain-Fed "Audial Ads" To 20 Seconds #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025

Advances in medicine might come with some nasty side effects.

Black market flooded with "irregular" cloned kidneys #crimeheadlinesfrom2025

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Causes Meningitis Outbreak in American Colleges. #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025


@scifri 6 month old still not reading, remains homely. Genetic engineering firm sued. #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025

Obviously, a deteriorating environment is going to mean some bleak new restrictions.

@scifri #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025 People reported for filling up swimming pools.

And the machines will be taking over.

@scifri Woman Seeks Restraining Order Against Stalker Pizza Delivery Drone #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025


Google has recalled model year 2024 self-driving cars in response to deaths linked to control security bug. #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025 @scifri

"Cop Pulls Over Self-Driving Police Car, Is Confused How To Issue Ticket" @scifri #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025

Coincidentally, California state legislators announced Wednesday plans to address issues of crime and privacy raised by technology.

Laws regarding cyber carjacking, flying a drone over a school, and the recording of private conversations by smart televisions are all part of a proposed privacy and consumer protection act, State Sen. Ted Gaines and Assemblyman Mike Gatto said.

Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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