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"The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction. You look at the world around you, and take it apart into its components. Then you take some of those components, throw them away, and plug in different ones, start it up and see what happens."
- Frederik Pohl

Data Tiles  
  Transparent panes that contain data and programs.  

In the film, the data tiles seem to be used like high-capacity CDs or DVDs.


(Desktop computer display with data tiles)

From Minority Report (Movie), by Steven Spielberg.
Published by Dreamworks in 2002
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To move a data set or software application to the larger, wall-sized display, just move them over. Mostly, this seems to provide a physical quality to the data (which could equally well be sent over a network "invisibly").

Here's another look:


(Computer display with data tiles close-up)

Be sure to take a look at the news story Sony DataTiles Were Inspired By What SF Movie?.

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