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"There was a time when one old eccentric guy with a notebook could do something important to science. Now even the resources of a major university are often not enough."
- Jerry Pournelle

Wired Glove Interface Display  
  A large screen display that uses a wired glove interface.  

In the film, the precogs provide a large mass of uncorrelated data - primarily images and short "clips" - to the Precrime detectives. How can you efficiently sort through all of the necessary material?


(Tom Cruise looks for clues)

From Minority Report (Movie), by Steven Spielberg.
Published by Dreamworks in 2002
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In the film, Tom Cruise's character makes use of special wired gloves; the lit fingertips (and thumbtip) are sensed by the display, which follows his commands.


(Minority Report multi-touch interface)

In the movie, it is not clear whether or not the gloves are a true haptic interface; gloves of this kind would actually feed back to the user. For example, if the computer knew you were moving a lot of data, it could make the gloves convey to you a sense of weight or inertia.

Here is a brief excerpt from the glove interface from the movie. Keep in mind that the movie has some intense scenes.

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