When I watched Minority Report for the first time back in 2002, I absolutely loved it. It was a fast-paced, gritty, dystopian vision where freedom of choice is usurped by pre-cognitive children of drug addicts and future cops who use those visions as damning evidence.
This year’s genre television gave us high highs and low lows—sometimes on the same show! In no particular order, we’ve rounded up the year’s best moments, along with some of the absolute worst. SPOILERS AHEAD.
The new FOX series Minority Report debuted on Monday, and it promises to be a crazy future tech playground — though whether the plots can sustain the amazing worldbuilding remains to be seen.
Once again, Comic-Con was a massive Thunderdome in which entertainment properties entered...and only some of them left. Studios and creators battled to create buzz for their projects, and some triumphed. Here are the biggest winners and losers of Comic-Con 2015.
I love Google Alerts. They're a great tool for tracking the mention of different things online. I use them less as a way to learn about breaking news and more as a way to discover how people are talking about the future. But there are all kinds of things that are messing them up. Well, messing them up for me…
A recently successful Kickstarter to make "the world's first augmented television" might finally put 3D TV to good use, transforming your home screen into what the developers call "a Minority Report-like experience."
There's no doubt that Kinect has been a huge hit for Microsoft. What was unexpected (to Microsoft, at least) was all the tinkering and hacking that's been done with Kinect. In this video, Microsoft demonstrates what Kinect will be able to do in the future.
It's not quite Minority Report but Santa Cruz police are field testing a new crime prediction program that'll help stop crime before they even happen. It doesn't predict exactly who will commit the crime but will try and predict where crimes will happen.
The freaky Minority Report pre-crime system called FAST that Homeland Security was mulling over waaay back in 2008 has been given the green light, and voluntary citizens are now having their actions tracked by an algorithm for signs of hostility.
For over half a century, Hollywood has been making computers do whatever they damn well please. Routinely featured on television and in movies, supercomputers, desktop rigs, and laptops are all too often granted near-magical capabilities. Deceit! Here are the top ten lies Hollywood tells about computers, for your…
Hackers have wasted no time bending Kinect to their will, and this proof of concept video for a Minority Report-esque multitouch UI is probably the most exciting mod yet. Stretch to zoom, here we come!
You remember those billboards in Minority Report, the ones that personalize what they display depending on who stands in front of it. Tokyo is rolling out digital billboards that do the same thing.
Intel squeezed a capacitive touchscreen sensor between two giant pieces of translucent glass and stuck a projector behind it, taking another step closer to one of tech's most long-standing clichés-the Minority Report screen-in 3D!
If only the ancient Chinese Had Panasonic's LifeWall, they could have fended off nomadic tribes with HDTV instead of bricks and battlements. But since we live in the future, we can shut out the rest of the world with television that not only stretches from floor to ceiling, it follows people around the room.…
The VisionAire projected multitouch (or more accurately, multiswoosh) hologram is an early, rough iteration of an extremely exciting concept: fully interactive holographic displays. Obscura Digital has adapted their proprietary multitouch software to the Musion Eyeliner hologram projection system, which is most…