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Steven Spielberg's 2002 film Minority Reportdepicted a futuristic dystopia in which a "Department of Pre-Crime" jails people for acts they haven't yet committed. In an apparent case of life imitating art, Spielberg's Shoah Foundation -- a nonprofit the film director established in 1994 to videotape and preserve the testimonies of Holocaust survivors -- has handed over the words of 51,000 Holocaust survivors to aid a team of government-funded researchers in developing a revolutionary technology inspired by elements of the Pentagon's scuttled domestic-surveillance program, Total Information Awareness (TIA).