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This is why we shouldn’t make ‘Minority Report’ computers

In this viral video, CollegeHumor lays out a pretty good case.

CollegeHumor

The computers in science fiction movies like “Minority Report” are designed to look cool on film. But maybe we shouldn’t be making real computers that work that way.

Let CollegeHumor explain:

Although the actual design of the computer here is imaginary, real companies taking cues from sci-fi is very real. As I wrote two years ago, “Minority Report,” “The Matrix” and “Ready Player One” are frequently referenced in VR and AR circles.

And a sect of true AR believers already does its typing without a screen and keyboard, via wearable keyboard gloves that talk to head-mounted displays.

Personally, I’ll stick with my iPhone for now.


This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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