Some psychic ability in police software consults the spirits and "knows" when and where the next troublespot will be. It can pinpoint what's going to go wrong tonight within 500 feet. The archaic notion that cops need to "walk a beat" and form relationships within a community is rightly derided.
Let's just use the cops "effectively." They're really just widgets, replaceable, who cares. We'll just decrease cop hours. With this new software, officers just pop out of nowhere when trouble starts. Neighbourhood watches? Thing of the past. The computer will tell you when to worry. So shut up. And don't worry.
All this will make for better officers because their paperwork will be virtual as well.
"All they need now," quipped one commenter, "is virtual doughnuts." I'm thinking they can find those in CafeWorld. With sprinkles.