So last Thursday, I managed to watch Minority Report in my NCT (New Communication Technologies) class as it’s part of our lesson. Somehow I keep mixing The Bourne Identity with Minority Report somehow and thought Matt Damon was acting in it and got excited, until I realise it was Tom Cruise…
But that’s beside the point.
The movie was great and I know it’s a pretty old one, this is regrettably the first time I’ve ever watched it. Yes, I don’t have a knack for action, conspiratorial movies, I much rather like comedies and chick flicks. Again beside the point.
The amount of technology that they used and was created in the movie struck me with awe. It was amazing. Seriously. Like you don’t see a trio of clairvoyant people going around telling you you’re going to die in 10 days or you see an LCD screen just magically appear in front of your very eyes. Yes, I was entranced.
And then, that got me thinking. Technology has come so far from type writers to computers to laptops and possibly in the future holographic monitors. It reminded me of that time I came across a very interesting concept phone by Mozilla called the Mozilla Seabird.
Besides the slick outer surface of the phone, the amount of creativity and conceptualisation is seriously astounding. I have to say, it takes a lot to come up with such things. Then again, sometimes it takes as little as a grain of inspiration.
Another one I found inspiring would be the Future of Books concept by IDEO.
This concept seriously kicks some IPad’s butt.
So what I’m trying to say here is that, all these advances in technology and creativity would never happen unless you act on it. Seriously, get your butt off your computer chair and start sketching, inventing, taking bits and pieces of things you find in the trash bin and put that concept into reality. You will never know what you created could help lots of people.
As for me, maybe I’ll try to do things a bit at a time. Considering my short attention span and several other negative points of a student.