Each J.J. Abrams' TV series Person of Interest episode starts with the following narration from Mr. Finch one of the leading characters: “You are being watched. The government has a secret system--a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because...I built it.” Of course us technical people know better. It would take a huge team of electrical and software engineers many years to build such a high performing machine and the budget would be unimaginable... or wouldn't be? Wait a second we have Hadoop! Now everyone of us can be Mr. Finch for a modest budget thanks to Hadoop.
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