Wow, that never occurred to me. Analyzing Metadata really is a lot like "pre-crime".
Sure, in a sense all police or intelligence work can be looked at in a way that makes it seem "like pre-crime" - after all, crime prevention does have its merits. But putting every single citizen on the list is something different entirely and really does smack of "psychics".
I thought that's why everybody's freaking out. I mean... that's why I'm freaking out. I haven't even seen the movie.