First, the good news. According to the AV Club, the fourth season of Arrested Development will premiere on Netflix not on an episode-by-episode basis, but all at once. So just like you used to do with your Arrested Development DVDs, you can tear through the entire season in a marathon session, assuming your streaming Netflix connection doesn’t crap out on you. However, the article doesn’t say exactly when the season of Arrested Development will premiere on Netflix.
The bad news is that at the same press conference, no mention was made of an Arrested Development movie. So I know people will be disappointed that they might not get to see Tobias in all his cut-off glory on the big screen, but I’m ok with Arrested Development remaining a TV show. Let Netflix put out a few more seasons instead. Netflix will get my money twice: once for the streaming service and again when I buy the DVDs. Then maybe I can make a guest post on Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog.
As for the strange news, Blastr reports that DHS is developing something called FAST (Future Attribute Screening Technology) which Blastr describes as something out of The Minority Report. According to The Atlantic, “remotely monitor physiological and behavioral cues, like elevated heart rate, eye movement, body temperature, facial patterns, and body language, and analyze these cues algorithmically for statistical aberrance in an attempt to identify people with nefarious intentions.” Right now, FAST is operating at 70% accuracy (using students pretending to be terrorists). So FAST is an inaccurate program built on the assumptions of how terrorists would act while waiting in line at an airport? Fantastic. Hopefully FAST gets dumped before it ever gets put into action. Otherwise, FAST will result in a lot of people being put on no-fly lists because they tried to fly while having an allergy attack or a mild fever.