Aaack! Just when you think things cannot get any worse! Not content with TIA (Total Information Awareness) an anti-privacy rights initiative that is straight out of 1984, the same branch of the Pentagon (DARPA) now brings us - Policy Analysis Market. This is, I am not kidding, a program whereby a futures market is set up for terrorist events, political unrest and assassinations. It is run by a consortium consisting of DARPA and two private firms, one of which is affiliated with the Economist magazine.