samskivert: Minority Report (3)

21 June 2002

I’m a fan of Dick’s dystopian visions of the future and Spielberg and company did an excellent job of bringing this particular vision to life. We’re living in the twenty first century now and I see films like Minority Report as an inevitable step toward our transition from memes that have their roots in the twentieth century — space travel, time travel, robots taking over the world — to more modern memes like augmented reality, nanotech and information crime. I didn’t appreciate that, once again, Hollywood has deigned to tack a happy ending onto one of Dick’s stories, but such an annoyance is easy enough to ignore in an otherwise fine film.

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