"I think that's the future of this," he said. "In the old days, if someone in the neighborhood started acting wacky, the neighbors would intervene or call the authorities. Now a lot of people interact more online than they do in person. I'd look to develop profiles and algorithms to see if I can spot people before they go off the deep end."
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