Technology & Futurology

The following articles comment on different technological devices and aspects from the film Minority Report. The first one was written the same year the film was premiered. The second one, eight years later:

“A look at future technology in Minority Report (The Guardian)”
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2002/jul/22/features.neilmcintosh

“Why Minority Report was so spot on (The Guardian)”
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2010/jun/16/minority-report-technology-comes-true

The following is a wikipedia entry on the topic (you don’t need to print this one):

“Technologies in Minority Report”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technologies_in_Minority_Report

The Minority Report

“The Minority Report” is a 1956 science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick, first published in Fantastic Universe. The story is about a future society where murders are prevented through the efforts of three mutants who can see the future. Paradoxes and alternate realities are created by the precognition of crimes when the chief of police intercepts a precognition that he is about to murder a man he has never met. The story also touches upon the dangers of a powerful post-war military during peacetime. Like many stories dealing with knowledge of future events, “The Minority Report” questions the existence of free will.

In 2002, the story was adapted into a film directed by Steven Spielberg.

Click on the link below to read or download the story. Enjoy!

Philip K. Dick – The Minority Report