Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, based on the Philip K. Dick short tale, opened in North American cinemas 10 years ago today. It was preceded by the director’s A.I. a year earlier, which was famously a dog venture of Stanley Kubrick’s for decades prior, and was followed up by Spielberg’s version of War of the Globes a few years later on. Together, they formed an unofficial trilogy of kinds that represented a turn to darker science fiction for a director noted for his more optimistic excursions into the category. Of the three, Minority Report was the best-received from the gate, both as a film and as an in-depth vision of the near-future unlike any sort of since Blade Runner.
That reputation has actually largely held up in the years because (while A.I.‘s has actually expanded very a bit), in the course of which time it’s additionally come to be a type of technological touchstone. For all its bleakness, the future of Minority Report was one that we can see, and one that we were reaching towards– at the very least when it pertained to the technology. Human-computer interaction would certainly be more natural than ever, marketing would certainly be anywhere and more personalized, and good cars would certainly deliver us to our wise homes. Today, it’s virtually as common for a new innovation to be explained as Minority Report-like as it isto be explained as Celebrity Trek-like. That was scarcely just the result of great luck. Continue reading Minority Report at 10: a look at technology from today to 2054Minority Report at 10: a look at technology from today to 2054 originally appeared on Engadget on Thu , 21 Jun 2012 10:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for utilization of feeds. Permalink