How Steven Spielberg Predicted Advertising Messages in ‘Minority Report’

We are being watched and recorded everywhere we go. We search for a particular item on our smartphone and boom, we start receiving advertisements to buy more. The future as seen in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report has already have become common in our lives. Great science-fiction movies reflect our current world and speculate on what may come. And Steven Spielberg has directed some of the biggest sci-fi films of all time.

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In 2002, Steven Spielberg adapted a short story by Philip K. Dick and pushed it into the near future of 2054. PreCrime is a police department that apprehends criminals based on foreknowledge from three psychics. Tom Cruise plays John Anderton, the head of the program, who is pre-accused of committing a murder and goes on the run.