Accuracy of Minority Report's technology

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willpittenger

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<p>Forget the precogs.&nbsp; Do people see things like animated cereal boxes, mag lev cars going up and down the sides of buildings, every single surface as an ad, dynamic paper newspapers whose headlines change as you read, ads tailored just for you with every step, etc?</p><p>Personally, I doubt the mag lev cars on the sides of buildings make any sense.&nbsp; What is to support the car?&nbsp; I think the people who thought that up forgot about the law of gravity (or assumed we would repeal it <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-laughing.gif" border="0" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" />). </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <hr style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em" />Will Pittenger<hr style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em" />Add this user box to your Wikipedia User Page to show your support for the SDC forums: <div style="margin-left:1em">{{User:Will Pittenger/User Boxes/Space.com Account}}</div> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Forget the precogs.&nbsp; Do people see things like animated cereal boxes, mag lev cars going up and down the sides of buildings, every single surface as an ad, dynamic paper newspapers whose headlines change as you read, ads tailored just for you with every step, etc?Personally, I doubt the mag lev cars on the sides of buildings make any sense.&nbsp; What is to support the car?&nbsp; I think the people who thought that up forgot about the law of gravity (or assumed we would repeal it ). <br />Posted by willpittenger</DIV></p><p>or maybe they just thought it was science FICTION and didn't have to be 100% scientifically accurate???</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#ff00ff">Screw you guys...I'm going home:  Eric Cartman</font></p><p><font color="#ff0000"><strong>SILENCE...I KILL YOU!!!!:</strong>  Achmed, the dead terrorist</font></p> </div>
 
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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>or maybe they just thought it was science FICTION and didn't have to be 100% scientifically accurate??? <br />Posted by TheOscarMP</DIV><br /><br />you want to complain about something...complain about Jeff Bridges being "digitized" and sucked into the computer in TRON.&nbsp; <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" />&nbsp;now THAT was really hard to believe. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#ff00ff">Screw you guys...I'm going home:  Eric Cartman</font></p><p><font color="#ff0000"><strong>SILENCE...I KILL YOU!!!!:</strong>  Achmed, the dead terrorist</font></p> </div>
 
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tom_hobbes

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Forget the precogs.&nbsp; Do people see things like animated cereal boxes, mag lev cars going up and down the sides of buildings, every single surface as an ad, dynamic paper newspapers whose headlines change as you read, ads tailored just for you with every step, etc?Personally, I doubt the mag lev cars on the sides of buildings make any sense.&nbsp; What is to support the car?&nbsp; I think the people who thought that up forgot about the law of gravity (or assumed we would repeal it ). <br /> Posted by willpittenger</DIV></p><p>Tailored ads are already here, see Phorm and Nebuad. When you integrate behavioural marketing technology and data mining with new and emerging technologies such as licence plate recognition, facial recognition and even gait recognition software, it is not a question of <strong>if</strong>, but <strong>when </strong>this will happen. </p><p>The user interface in the scene where Tom Cruise is analysing data from the video capture of the premonitions has already arrived, either in 2D using touchscreen technology,&nbsp; or in 3D utilising holographic projection.</p><p>I'd say they did a great job of anticipating and even shaping future trends.</p><p>Incidentally, much of this flows from Phil Dick's vision of the future anyway. Fifty years ago Dick had already anticipated much of what it feels like to live in late 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, maybe not in the specifics, but certainly in spirit. I would argue that Pohl and Kornbluth created a similarly accurate vision of now in <em>The Space Merchants</em>.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font size="2" color="#339966"> I wish I could remember<br /> But my selective memory<br /> Won't let me</font><font size="2" color="#99cc00"> </font><font size="3" color="#339966"><font size="2">- </font></font><font size="1" color="#339966">Mark Oliver Everett</font></p><p> </p> </div>
 
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a_lost_packet_

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Do people see things like animated cereal boxes, mag lev cars going up and down the sides of buildings, every single surface as an ad, dynamic paper newspapers whose headlines change as you read, ads tailored just for you with every step, etc?Personally, I doubt the mag lev cars on the sides of buildings make any sense.&nbsp; What is to support the car?&nbsp; I think the people who thought that up forgot about the law of gravity (or assumed we would repeal it ). <br /> Posted by willpittenger</DIV></p><p>Animated Cereal Boxes - Yes.&nbsp; They've put holograms on them before.&nbsp; The only thing keeping them from being fully animated is the cost. </p><p>Mag lev cars - No, that would take awhile and we'll have something better by then. </p><p>Every surface as an ad - Yes, it's already being done.&nbsp; Just about any product has some form of advertising on it now even if it is just a brand name unless it would somehow lower the value of the produt.&nbsp; The only difference is technology. </p><p>dynamic newspapers - Yes, already done on the net and flexible media is already being developed for mass markets. </p><p>tailored ads with every step - Already done on the internet and will be done like seen in the movie if Personal Identity Devices are made standard. </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="1">I put on my robe and wizard hat...</font> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>....Incidentally, much of this flows from Phil Dick's vision of the future anyway. Fifty years ago Dick had already anticipated much of what it feels like to live in late 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, maybe not in the specifics, but certainly in spirit. I would argue that Pohl and Kornbluth created a similarly accurate vision of now in The Space Merchants. <br />Posted by tom_hobbes</DIV></p><p>Hey, Dick is a perfect example of how eating cat food is good for ya!<br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p>***</p> </div>
 
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<p>The robotic car assemby is already a reality.&nbsp; The cooperating spider robots are current&nbsp;frontieer research in three areas - walking, cooperation and using arthropod models for cognition.&nbsp; I would argue that is this one of the very few films with has anything like realstic robots</p><p>The 3D manipulation of data using a cybernetic glove is also plausible.</p><p>Maglev cars are a long way off, but commercial maglev trains are already here, at least in China.</p><p>Jon</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em>Whether we become a multi-planet species with unlimited horizons, or are forever confined to Earth will be decided in the twenty-first century amid the vast plains, rugged canyons and lofty mountains of Mars</em>  Arthur Clarke</p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Animated Cereal Boxes - Yes.&nbsp; They've put holograms on them before.&nbsp; The only thing keeping them from being fully animated is the cost.</p><p>Posted by a_lost_packet_</DIV><br />The movie had a computer in its cereal box.&nbsp; It was no simple animation, but one that responded to movement and even had sound.&nbsp; Presumably, turning all that off saved the tiny batteries that it would be stuck with. </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <hr style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em" />Will Pittenger<hr style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em" />Add this user box to your Wikipedia User Page to show your support for the SDC forums: <div style="margin-left:1em">{{User:Will Pittenger/User Boxes/Space.com Account}}</div> </div>
 
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