Beginning police officer knows that past can be scanned

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in the beginning police officer knows that past can be scanned so he avoid refletcions in mirrors .... ? Don't remember anything else

Read some 45-50 years ago

Can it be some kind of "minority report"?

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Bob Shaw wrote a thing called Other Days Other Eyes.

But it is a thing called slow glass--not mirrors.

Other Days, Other Eyes
Alban Garrod, scientist and amateur detective, creates a new type of glass which records and stores the events seen through it, only to reveal them months or years later.
Slow glass brings Alban fame, wealth, problems with his love life and danger when the Government, like a super Big Brother, wants to use micro-spy bugs for its own purposes . . .
The special Shaw quality lifts him so far above the lower divisions of his league
 

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in the beginning police officer knows that past can be scanned so he avoid refletcions in mirrors .... ? Don't remember anything else

Read some 45-50 years ago

Can it be some kind of "minority report"?

thanks

Are you talking about Philip K. Dick's 1956 story "The Minority Report"? Or do you just mean that it had a similar plot point?
 

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This reminds me of a story by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore that I reviewed here quite some time ago:

"Private Eye" (Astounding, January 1949) -- In a world where the authorities can use technology to view everything you ever did in your life, how do you fool them into thinking that murder was self-defense? Besides the clever crime story plot, there is also a great deal of psychological depth and characterization.

It has been reprinted many times:

 

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Are you talking about Philip K. Dick's 1956 story "The Minority Report"? Or do you just mean that it had a similar plot point?
Are you talking about Philip K. Dick's 1956 story "The Minority Report"? Or do you just mean that it had a similar plot point?
It is not minority report, at least not the movie plot

This is absolutely ALL I can remember, it was some 45-50 years ago. sorry

It's more kind of "deja vu" movie


police can see back in time but has a short window of time, not pre-view as in minority report
 
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Light passing through Slow Glass took longer than 'instantaneous.' It was discovered when car windshields were causing accidents because "I didn't see it" was true-- the image of an obstacle wasn't through the glass yet. But this brought up a new industry-- Slow Glass windows that had been exposed to 'scenic vistas' or other 'prime' images. The thicker the glass, the longer it took for the image on the 'input' side to arrive on the 'output' side. So, you could buy a 'window' with a view of the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls. Only thing is-- the glass is 2-way. And someone committed a murder in front of a multi-year piece of Slow Glass. He argued in court that he was innocent, and that the glass would prove him innocent. Judge threw out that piece of evidence, and continued the trial. He was found guilty and punished appropriately. Story was about the judge who convicted him watching as the image of the murder came through the glass, and showed that he had really done it.
 

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Light passing through Slow Glass took longer than 'instantaneous.' It was discovered when car windshields were causing accidents because "I didn't see it" was true-- the image of an obstacle wasn't through the glass yet. But this brought up a new industry-- Slow Glass windows that had been exposed to 'scenic vistas' or other 'prime' images. The thicker the glass, the longer it took for the image on the 'input' side to arrive on the 'output' side. So, you could buy a 'window' with a view of the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls. Only thing is-- the glass is 2-way. And someone committed a murder in front of a multi-year piece of Slow Glass. He argued in court that he was innocent, and that the glass would prove him innocent. Judge threw out that piece of evidence, and continued the trial. He was found guilty and punished appropriately. Story was about the judge who convicted him watching as the image of the murder came through the glass, and showed that he had really done it.


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