Minority ReportBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7359.343/a (Published 10 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:343
- Fionnbar Lenihan (email@example.com), specialist registrar in forensic psychiatry
- Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen, Scotland
Directed by Steven Spielberg
On general release
For those of us in the business of predicting other people's behaviour, Minority Report is a timely reminder of human fallibility. The intriguing premise of this film is that within a few decades a combination of high tech brain imaging and old fashioned Delphic mysticism will allow fragmentary glimpses of future murders to be harvested from the uneasy dreams of a trio of drugged psychics.
This future society chooses to use the power of this precognitive technology to pursue the laudable goal of preventing murder. …