23 Mar 2011

minority report by philip k. dick (1956)

this short-story by philip k. dick was the base for the movie minority report, starring tom cruise.

anderton has founded a company named precrime, which, by means of propheciey, knows when a person will commit a crime in future and then collects them and takes them to jail, before they can really do something. when he meets his new associate and future successor, witwer, who he instantly dislikes, he is confronted with the fact that he himself will become a murderer.

a paranoid, dark dystopia, where people are being punished without evidence, without a trial and without being guilty. very thought-provoking and absolutely fantastic. i loved it!!!

question: is being aware of the prophecy and trying to avoid it what makes the prophecy come true?

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