"A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam."
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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