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"did I had an extremely expensive wife - she would see a new car that she liked and just buy it... under California law I was bound to buy her debts. I think I turned out 16 novels in five years."
- Philip K. Dick

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)

Technovelgy 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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