"Everything starts as somebody's daydream. And, when you're daydreaming, it is science fiction. It's when you start work out how you put it together, true science fiction becomes real science."
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?
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.
Wired Glove Interface Display-related
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'...a pressure on the lips - warm and soft, moist and sweet.'
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'The blast of silver threads enveloped her...'
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