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Crowdsourcing makes use of a large aggregate of people, a crowd, to evaluate or analyzing a large amount of data, or perform other tasks. The intelligence agencies hope that this experiment will, my interpretation from reading the article, tap into people's latent psychic abilities to enable the agencies to get a leg up on what may be coming down the highway. My guess is to either control or stop it. The article specifically states that the intelligence agencies want "to build a better crystal ball".
Adolf Hitler and his government tried something very similar in 1937. Read a brief article on the subject at GhostVillage.
Those of you who are followers of Clif High and George Ure, over at Half Past Human and Urban Survival respectively, are already aware of something similar that is taking place.
Clif and George use spiders to crawl the internet picking up on latent, unrecognized, precognitive information. It would appear from their experiments that people do have the ability to see the future, but do not recognize it.
While Clif and George use what is essentially anonymous information; this program, run by an intelligence agency, will be able to individually identify you.
What if this program is not designed to identify people who would be useful to them, but to identify people who are a danger to them?
Just go to your favorite search engine and look for "dead nuclear scientists".
Just remember kids, "In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen." - William S. Burroughs