15 years ago, Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise teamed up to create one of the most noteworthy sci-fi dystopian films of modern times. Minority Report was loosely based on a story of the same name by revered science fiction author Philip K. Dick. It begs the question of whether we as humans have free will or whether are actions are predetermined by the laws of nature and everything that has happened before us. Is the future already written? Or are we writing it as we?
The film not only provoked metaphysical debate, it also inspired and predicted a host of technologies that are already becoming reality in 2017, even though the film was set in a futuristic 2054. Though we don’t yet have driverless cars that traverse vertical walls, we are well on our way to the world created by the film.
The iconic multi-touch interface displayed by John Anderton didn’t take long to come to fruition.
And now facial recognition is mobile in the Samsung S8.
The modern penchant for cameras may not be a good mix if you’re keeping a low profile. But, given our accelerated preview of technology featured in Minority Report, today, it seems Big Brother will be watching us in HD for a pretty long time.
This week, we selected a number of products and replicas related to Minority Report in this collection. Check it out: