As seen in: Minority Report (2002)

To be fair, many films and television shows saw the touchscreen interface coming. Star Trek: The Next Generation knew about the iPad before it was a glimmer in the late Steve Jobs’s eye. What sticks with us about Minority Report’s use of touch technology is that the film predicted just how ubiquitous touchscreens would become. Most of us are using gestures everyday on our phones and tablets, which we definitely weren’t when Minority Report was released over a decade ago. Earlier this month, University of Bristol researches announced “ultrahaptic” technology, which will allow for touchscreen-style technology without the actual touching. This means we are one step closer to batting at the air to do our computing like Tom Cruise does in the movie.