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Digital industry helping resocialize criminals

Even in the year 2047, there are still prisons on Earth. Detention conditions, however, have much improved, and initiatives aimed at teaching convicts to earn an honest living have entered a new stage of evolution. Robotization has rendered manual labor uneconomic, so detainees stopped felling trees and sewing pillowcases – and changed to computers.

The future is opening up new career opportunities for convicts in the digital domain. Large IT companies have agreed to give them jobs. Inmates recognize text, audio and photos, creating datasets for training AI on.

Another initiative came from video game development studios: they are hiring prisoners to drive racecars in racing simulators and monsters, in horror games. According to the developers, this is significantly cheaper than creating realistic AI, with each playthrough and each race following a unique scenario. Creators of MMORPGs decided to keep up with their peers: inmates train newbies and control NPCs (non-player characters): assign and accept quests, sort out difficult situations and mark spots on the map. According to creators, this adds depth and realism to gameplay.

One of the most advanced projects is game moderation in virtual reality. Program members act as cyberpolice, catching offenders that use inappropriate avatars or language. The most diligent moderators get bonuses and even have their sentences reduced.
 

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Юрий Бурак Я бы посмотрел как мошенник и вор управляют NPC
16 Aug 2021
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Юрий Бурак А, теперь АУЕ будут "опускать" ещё и "компьютерщиков"
16 Aug 2021
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Юрий Бурак Юрий Бурак, non post-USSR may not understand, it means that we have all bands united in one invulnerable subculture, which "downs" everyone who is not agree with their position or just wants to "go through it and live normally"
16 Aug 2021
Юрий Бурак Юрий Бурак, "down" means, yes, prison rape(or something symbolic), and "downed" are just not considered human(nobody cares, and police is just corrupt or weak)
16 Aug 2021
Asher Pfanku Prison labor won't ever go away until it's officially acknowledged to be modern slave labor and abolished under the law. Once we clear the hurdle of ensuring prisoners their human rights, the current industrial prison complex will collapse since it won't generate income and the reins will fall back into the hands of the state. Of course, correcting that is only one part of the puzzle. Addressing the environmental factors that put people in the position where they commit crimes is going to be far more effective than any rehabilitation program. Creating spaces where kids are allowed to loiter and play without having to pay and implementing social programs targeted at addressing community-specific are what we should focus on. If these things happen, it's unlikely the digital industry will have anything to do with prisoner rehabilitation. The technology and software involved will of course improve over time, that's just the way of things, but that will almost certainly be handled by the state. If these changes don't happen, I'm sure the digital industry will create products that further monetize incarceration.
29 Jul 2021
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yolo Good
19 Jun 2021
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